College of Western Idaho (CWI) is committed to providing equal access to our website, cwi.edu, for all students, staff, faculty, and others with disabilities. This includes the accessibility of documents, media, and other information made publicly available through the site.
To ensure accessibility standards are being met, CWI follows the processes outlined below.
Daily Content Moderation
Prior to any new or updated content being publicly published on cwi.edu, the following accessibility standards are upheld:
- Content has a unique page title.
- Content appears and operates in predictable ways.
- Content uses headings to group related content in a nested, logical order.
- Content is free of spelling errors.
- Buttons have descriptive text that convey the purpose of the function (e.g., Search, Apply, View).
- All links work, are directed to the correct web address, and link text is meaningful.
- Images have descriptive and meaningful text alternatives (ALT tags) and/or captions.
- Videos have closed captioning.
- Tables are responsive, have at least one header and work on all screen sizes.
- Forms have labels, tab correctly, have a submit button and a response screen or email.
- All components are responsive and can be viewed on different screen sizes.
If content is found to not meet established accessibility standards, the web services team will coordinate with the responsible party to update prior to publishing content.
Content on cwi.edu will be reviewed an evaluated on an annual basis to:
- review all new and updated content using Siteimprove’s accessibility scanning tools
- fix errors and warnings on WCAG levels
- fix pages with multiple Level A/AA errors
- update any content with broken links with working links
- update any content with misspellings with correct spellings.
- review content above a 10th grade reading level
- test and fix keyboard focus on new and updated components
- fix color contrast issues
- and fix focus issues on elements.
Content identified during the annual review not meeting established accessibility standards will be escalated to the Web Services Manager and other responsible parties to address as appropriate.
Accessibility training is a priority for CWI, and the web team is committed to learning more about accessibility best practices through resources like Siteimprove Academy courses, webinars, and attending local conferences to help guide updates and new components being developed on cwi.edu.
Prior to receiving access to edit web content on the site, all web contributors are required to complete Web Accessibility Training on Blackboard. Web Accessibility Training was created in February 2019 and set as a requirement in March 2019. The web team will send email communications to web contributors to inform and educate whenever there are updates or new components added to cwi.edu, along with a link to the Contributor Toolkit and a reminder to attend monthly training sessions with the web team.