Self Service Testing Tools

St. Edward's content owners can take advantage of SiteImprove, an app that includes accessibility tools which allow you to take control of WCAG 2 A, AA, AAA barriers that damage user experience and brand reputation. SiteImprove pinpoints issues via on-page and in-code highlights, allowing you to jump right into our CMS and fix accessibility issues right away.

axe Browser Extension
Looking for immediate accessibility gratification? You can start your testing in a matter of minutes with the free axe browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox or native mobile apps. Axe is ideal for development teams to test their Web, Android and iOS applications to help identify and resolve common accessibility issues. It is simple to use, doesn’t require advanced accessibility knowledge, and won’t waste your time with false positives.

Colour Contrast Analyser by the Paciello Group
The Colour Contrast Analyser helps you determine the legibility of text and the contrast of visual elements, such as graphical controls and visual indicators. Learn more about color contrasts and the SEU palette »

WAVE Browser Extensions
The WAVE extensions for Chrome and Firefox allow you to evaluate web content for accessibility issues directly within your browser. The extension can check intranet, password-protected, dynamically generated, or sensitive web pages. Also, because the WAVE extension evaluates the rendered version of your page, locally displayed styles and dynamically-generated content from scripts or AJAX can be evaluated.

ADA Accessibility

St. Edward's "welcomes qualified students of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs and serves a culturally diverse student body" in keeping with our Holy Cross values. We are committed to ensuring that our website is accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the statute's implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 104, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and that statute's implementing regulations at 28 C.F.R. Part 35. Learn more about ADA at St. Edward's University »


Accessibility in the News
Microassist's newsletter includes: articles and blogs, conferences and training, and a listing of accessibility resource pages.

Accessibility Now News
A monthly newsletter from the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), providing you with a digest of curated news clips that highlight issues and developments affecting the accessibility industry.

Knowbility, Inc. is a nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas and an award-winning leader in accessible information technology. Each year, they directly serve more than 1,000 people through the OpenAIR program and training/ consulting services.