Siteimprove is a tool EVMS uses for the EVMS.edu and myPortal websites to:

  • Provide reports to moderators on Quality Assurance (misspellings and broken links)
  • Report on Analytics (pageviews)
  • Offer training to moderators on document accessibility through the Siteimprove Academy

EVMS Web Technologies recommends Siteimprove Academy accessibility training for any EVMS employee who creates documents used on any EVMS-related website (e.g. EVMS.edu, myPortal, third-party sites and apps used for EVMS audiences) or in any EVMS-related communications (e.g. newsletters and eNews emails).

All documents on EVMS-related websites must be accessible in order to adhere to federal requirements outlined in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Visit Siteimprove for access to accessibility training, analytics and quality assurance reports.

Siteimprove access

Web Technologies can create a read-only Siteimprove user account so you can see Siteimprove reports and metrics and complete training courses. Request a Siteimprove account by submitting a ticket.

When your account is created, you will receive an email to allow you to sign in to Siteimprove.

Once you are signed in, you will see the Dashboard, which displays data about webpages for your team (based on your department, division, program, office, etc.). In the top right-hand corner of the page, you will see an icon next to a drop-down menu that says "Help Center and Academy." Click the button to open the drop-down menu and select "Academy." This opens the Siteimprove Academy.

To find a Siteimprove Academy course to complete, click "Course Library" in the top, left-hand corner of the page. Select a course (see our suggested courses and modules). Scroll down to the desired module and select it to begin training.

Once you are in a course, use "prev"/"next" at the bottom right of the screen to navigate within the module. When you complete a training module, you can use the "Next module" button at the top right to take an assessment to document your progress.

Courses and modules

Web Technologies recommends modules under the following courses for EVMS employees who work with documents. Siteimprove offers other courses, which employees can take as well, but our team has found these ones most useful.

Accessibility for Content Contributors and Designers

Recommended modules include:

  1. Accessibility Fundamentals for the Web
  2. Accessibility for Documents
  3. Making Accessible PDFs

Content moderators may also wish to take the Accessibility for Content Contributors module.

Web Technologies also has a handy guide for Creating Accessible PDFs to help answer specific questions about PDF remediation.