Step 3. Audit a Web Page

  1. Make sure you are using Chrome and have downloaded the Chrome extensions.
  2. Open the webpage or app you want to audit in a separate tab. If you're logged in to your test site or application, log out now.
  3. To answer an audit question:
    • Follow the steps under "How to Test" then select "Pass" or "Fail" in the Results dropdown.
    • Note any specifics in the "Observations" field.
    • You can answer questions in any order.
    • You can skip questions that don't apply to your webpage or app (e.g., if there are no forms, skip the questions about forms).
  4. When you've answered all relevant questions, click the Create Report button to generate an ASU Accessibility Audit Report.

If you are signed in on this audit site, you can Save As Draft and return to finish the audit later. You can also retrieve your previous audit reports.

Optional

Provide if you'd like your name on the report as the creator.

1. Page <title> Meta Tag
1.1 Does the page have a unique and descriptive <title>?
2. Headings
2.1 Does the page have an H1 heading?
2.2 Do all headings (and only headings) have heading tags, and are headings in the correct hierarchical order?
3. Images
3.1 Do all images have an ALT tag?
4. Video
4.1 Do all videos have closed captions?
5. Keyboard-Only Access
5.1 Is a skip-to-content link the first thing you tab to on the page?
5.2 Can you use the keyboard alone to navigate all interactive items?
6. Forms
6.1 Does every form field have a label?
6.2 Are instructions located above the form or field they relate to?
6.3 Are error messages helpful and is it clear which field they refer to?
7. Links
7.1 Are links clear, descriptive, and unique?
8. Color & Contrast
8.1 Are sensory cues alone used to convey meaning on the page?
8.2 Is the color contrast sufficient?
9. Text Magnification
9.1 When the page is zoomed to 200%, is all content still usable?
Bonus: Autogenerated audit
Create a quick Siteimprove report to supplement your manual audit.