In addition to raising awareness for web accessibility via workshops and courses, ITServices is happy to offer advice to departments and faculties regarding their websites. ITServices will, upon request, perform a review of a Queen's University website and provide an accessibility report to the requesting department/faculty.
If you are interested in having an accessibility review of your website, please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our accessibility reviews can be categorized as follows:
The Bronze review is designed to review 5 pages within a website. It is recommended that the majority of the reviewed pages be prominent pages on the site; however, it's also a good idea to review pages that may have extra functionality (example: web forms, large tables, Ajax or dynamic pop-ups, etc). Although this review does not produce a comprehensive accessibility evaluation of the reviewed website, it does provide a good starting point for determining major accessibility issues.
Some of the things ITServices will test while reviewing the pages are:
The Silver review focuses on 10 pages within a website. This review will consist of the same testing completed with the Bronze review with the addition of a few more tests.
Some of the additions to this review compared to the bronze are:
The Silver review produces a much more comprehensive evaluation regarding the accessibility of a website compared to the Bronze review. By reviewing pages using a screen reader and going through additional testing, ITServices will gain a better idea of the website's usability. In addition, since many assistive technologies emulate a keyboard, ensuring the website is fully keyboard accessible is a big step in ensuring the site is accessible and usable.
The Gold review is an open-ended accessibility review, meaning that it is completely flexible. The review will be customized to meet the needs of the requesting department/faculty. ITServices will meet with the requesting department/faculty to determine the level of testing and the amount of content to be reviewed prior to the start of the review.