Siteimprove Access

Siteimprove is an enterprise-wide web accessibility scanning tool which can be used by developers to pinpoint accessibility issues for existing university websites. Advantages of utilizing Siteimprove includes:

  • Capability discovering and prioritizing accessibility issues for public-facing university websites
  • Ability to identify and prioritize WCAG 2.0 issues
  • Intuitive dashboard and trackable metrics
  • Reporting capabilities for campus leadership

If you are a communicator or developer who would like to sign up for Siteimprove:

  1. Request a new account through your unit web manager; if uncertain of unit web manager, contact
  2. Go to and click the "Sign In" button.
  3. Enter your email address (email only, not password) and it will direct you to the TAMUS SSO page
  4. Use the local campus sign-in on the right column to enter Siteimprove through our CAS login using your NetID and password

See the complete list of Siteimprove tutorials for assistance in navigating the dashboard, see accessibility progress graphs, and more.

Did you know?

  • In the United States, about 55 million people have a disability (src: 2010 U.S. Census).
  • About 1 in 5 Americans have some kind of disability (src: 2010 U.S. Census).
  • The percentage of people affected by disabilities is growing as our population ages.
  • Two popular, free screen readers are VoiceOver (Mac OS and iOS) and NVDA (Win).
  • Good accessibility practices can improve the search ranking of your website.
  • Form fields without labels can cause problems for some assistive technology users.
  • Low color contrast makes content difficult to see, especially for users with low vision.
  • Documents linked on a website need to be accessible too (e.g., PDF and Word files).
  • Audio content, like podcasts, need transcripts for deaf or hard of hearing users.
  • Online videos should be captioned for deaf or hard of hearing users.
  • Using HTML tags correctly is very important for accessibility.
  • Descriptive link text helps make a website more accessible. Avoid using "Click here" or "Read more."
  • A "screen reader" is an application that reads content aloud to a user.
  • There is no "alt tag" in HTML. "Alt" is an attribute used with the img tag.
  • HTML uses the alt attribute to provide a text description of an image.
  • Alt text should describe an image, if the purpose of the image is to convey information.
  • If an image is a link, the alt text for the image should explain where the link goes.
  • If an image is only being used for decoration, the alt text should be null (i.e., alt="").
  • If a table has headers, using header tags (<th>) will make the table more accessible.
  • An accessible website is one that can be navigated and understood by everyone.