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ProudCity Accessibility Checker

Posted on September 20, 2018


ProudCity Accessibility Checker

The ProudCity Accessibility Checker helps governments using the ProudCity Platform understand and stay abreast of pertinent accessibility issues and continue to maintain AA conformance. PAC lets government website managers run accessibility reports, view errors/warnings, and resolve these issues immediately.

Features

PAC features include:

  • Dashboard to manage page(s) accessibility status
  • Page pass, error, warning reports
  • Viewable/exportable reports
  • Accessibility resources

Testing web page accessibility

PAC allows you to enter page URLs into a form field and test page accessibility. A status report will generate that shows, if any, the issues that need to be addressed to be more in compliance with 508 standards.

How to add a new website page into PAC:

1. Locate PAC in the ProudCity Dashboard.

Locate PAC in the ProudCity Dashboard.

2. Click the ‘Add new URL’ box in the PAC Dashboard.

Click the ‘Add new URL’ box in the PAC Dashboard.

3. Enter the name and URL into the ‘Add a new URL’ form and select the ‘Add URL’ button.

Enter the name and URL into the ‘Add a new URL’ form and select the ‘Add URL’ button.

4. After submitting the URL, a generate report message will appear. Click the ‘Click here to generate results for this URL.’ message.

After submitting the URL, a generate report message will appear. Click the ‘Click here to generate results for this URL.’ message.

5. Once the report runs, you will see ‘Passed rules,’ ‘Specific Errors’ and ‘Specific Warnings’ and can click through to see descriptions of each.

Once the report runs, you will see ‘Passed rules,’ ‘Specific Errors’ and ‘Specific Warnings’ and can click through to see descriptions of each.

6. The report will show up on the PAC dashboard, where you can edit/delete/re-run as well as add more URLs.

The report will show up on the PAC dashboard, where you can edit/delete/re-run as well as add more URLs.

Errors/warnings

Errors/warnings

When an administrator runs a website link through PAC, it will display a report of possible errors and warnings, such as:

  • Passed: Issues checked by the ProudCity Accessibility Checker (PAC) that pass WCAG level AA accessibility standards.
  • Errors: Issues detected by PAC that must be fixed.
  • Warnings: Potential issues PAC detected that may require manual inspection to determine problem severity. Are often non-technical, content-related fixes.

NOTE: Some errors and warnings pertain to items ProudCity is working to resolve within the general theme. If you are unable to resolve errors/warnings yourself and have questions about any of the reports, contact ProudCity using the online chat/ticketing.

Download reports

Download reports

Page accessibility reports can be downloaded in the following files types:

  • CSV
  • JSON

Development

We are continuously enhancing the ProudCity Platform accessibility features. Visit our accessibility development issues queue to learn more about what we’re working on and future updates.

Technology

PAC technology is based on Pa11y, a collection of free and open source tools aimed at helping “designers and developers make their web pages more accessible.”

Resources

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