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.