Tuesday, July 20, 2021
9:10 AM - 9:55 AM (CDT)
Workflow and Web Content

Sa11y is an open source accessibility quality assurance tool that visually highlights common accessibility and usability issues. Geared towards content authors, Sa11y indicates errors or warnings at the source with a simple tooltip on how to fix. This tool was originally developed as an in-page accessibility checker customized for Ryerson University's content management system.

With several hundred website editors and over 40,000 web pages; ensuring usability and website accessibility poses its challenges. We made Sa11y in an effort to stray away from expensive cloud-based accessibility tools and to enforce accessibility best practices in an easy, effortless way.

The presentation will explore:

  • How Sa11y is custom designed for Ryerson’s CMS/templated environment to offer an easy to use, false-positive free tool.
  • How Sa11y is designed to take away the complexities of web accessibility and give confidence to non-technical website editors.
  • A live code demonstration of creating a custom ruleset and other practical use cases.
  • How Sa11y reduces the need to pay for expensive web accessibility cloud-based services.