What is Siteimprove?
Siteimprove is an easy-to-use website accessibility scanning tool. It evaluates how accessible your website is and shows you how to make it better. Keep in mind accessibility is a process, not a one-time project. You can improve and track accessibility and content issues using Siteimprove’s robust report and dashboard features. Siteimprove is available for any UNC-Chapel Hill website.
Siteimprove helps website owners to:
- Find and fix accessibility issues using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
- Locate and fix broken links and misspellings
- Schedule reports to track improvements over time
Why should you use Siteimprove for your website?
- Make your website accessible and usable to all
- Set priorities for addressing accessibility and quality assurance issues
- Track your accessibility improvements over time
- Ensure compliance with UNC’s Digital Accessibility Policy
If you plan to launch a new website soon, or recently launched one, now is a great time to start using Siteimprove. By including accessibility best practices in your workflows, your website will continue to be usable by everyone.
Siteimprove can scan sites that are under development or behind a password.
You can reach out to us through UNC’s online help request.
Old or Existing Website?
Depending on your current projects and plans, we may hold off on adding your website to Siteimprove.
If you’re planning a website redesign within the next year, we recommend reaching out to us for a consultation to guide your next steps. You can start the process by contacting us through an online help request.
Who should use Siteimprove?
Anyone with a UNC-Chapel Hill website can request to add their website to Siteimprove.
This tool meets the needs of both content editors and developers. For content editors, it highlights issues like missing alternative text and skipped heading levels. For developers, it details how to improve code including HTML5 best practices that improve accessibility.
For each unit requesting access to Siteimprove, we will need a site owner or main contact known as the Admin Lite. You can have more than one Admin Lite if needed.
How to Request Your Account
We strongly recommend attending our Digital Accessibility Awareness and Web Accessibility Basics trainings before submitting your request.
For access to Siteimprove, request a Tool Onboarding with the Digital Accessibility Office via an online help request.
Note: all requests are subject to campus priorities and may not happen immediately.
Siteimprove provides helpful documentation and walkthroughs on their website: