Website Accessibility Testing with DYNO Mapper

Getting Started with Website Accessibility Testing

Website accessibility testing has never been easier, thanks to DYNO Mapper's accessibility checker. You can test any website that you have crawled using the Create from URL option the sitemaps menu.

In the left side menu, Click Accessibility

Select the sitemap of the website that you would to run an accessibility test on from the dropdown located under Accessibility.

After you have selected your website from the dropdown menu, click Run a Test.

Select one or multiple Guidelines that you would like your website tested against.

DYNO Mapper tests against the following Accessibility Guidelines:

  • BITV 1.0 (Level 2)
  • Section 508
  • Stanca Act
  • WCAG 1.0 (Level A)
  • WCAG 1.0 (Level AA)
  • WCAG 1.0 (Level AAA)
  • WCAG 2.0 (Level A)
  • WCAG 2.0 (Level AA)
  • WCAG 2.0 (Level AAA)

Click the X to delete any unnecessary guidelines from the list.

Then, click Run

After a few minutes, your accessibility test will be available to view.

Click the Test Title option to see the results of your accessibility test.

The Status column lets you know if that particular page passed or failed the accessibility test. A green checkmark means that your page is accessible, a red X indicates that your page did not pass the accessibility test.

The URL of each page tested will be included in a sortable list in the Link Column

The Known problems column shows the number of accessibility issues that have been identified with certainty as accessibility barriers. You must modify your page to fix these problems, then retest.
The Likely problems column show the number of issues that have been identified as probable barriers, but require a human to make a decision. You will likely need to modify your page to fix these problems;
The Potential problems column shows the problems that DYNO Mapper cannot identify and require a human decision. You may have to modify your page for these issues, but in many cases you will just need to confirm that the problem described is not present and harming usability.
Click on the numbers in each column to see the Accessibility Review pop-up. This pop-up displays the details of the problems that were found.
The description of the problem, the code where the problem appears, and a suggestion of how to repair the problem identified provides you everything you need to fix the accessibility problem.

You can export individual page reports by clicking CSV or PDF in the Accessibility Review pop-up or you can export a site wide report by clicking the Export Button on the Accessibility page.

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