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Advanced Evaluation Techniques

Advanced accessibility evaluation mechanisms are for web-based products and services and are designed to facilitate those who have advanced knowledge of web accessibility standards. These mechanisms may be most helpful to those who are web developers or web content creators.

UDC Web Accessibility Criteria

The most advanced method to conduct an accessibility review is to do a hands-on manual accessibility test. A hands-on accessibility test consists of evaluating all the technical aspects of a product or services for compliance. Manual accessibility testing can be conducted using the UDC Web Accessibility Criteria. The UDC Web Accessibility Criteria contains a full breakdown of all the most critical web accessibility criteria in Section 508, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG2.0) and CSU ATI checkpoints. The Web accessibility criteria also provide simplified examples of accessibility standards along with resources and suggestions on how to fix any accessibility gaps.

Please visit the Web Accessibility Criteria webpage to initiate your manual review. For any questions on the criteria, please contact UDC. 

Compliance Sheriff

Advance accessibility testing can also be conducted using an automated tool called Compliance Sheriff. Compliance Sheriff is an enterprise automated testing tool developed by Cryptzone used to assist in testing webpages against accessibility standards. Compliance Sheriff is used throughout the CSU, and within the CSUN campus, all colleges and divisions have a selected compliance sheriff coordinator responsible for conducting evaluations on their college or division websites.

If you are interested in evaluating your product/service using Compliance Sheriff, please contact your Compliance Sheriff Coordinator to set up a scan. For more information, visit UDC's  Compliance Sheriff page. 

Compliance Sheriff scan page