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Scanning & Monitoring Tools

Site-wide web evaluation tools are designed to scan and identify web accessibility issues on a large scale. Rather than evaluating a single page, a site-wide tool automates the process by spidering through the levels of a website and scanning for errors. While not all accessibility issues can be identified using an automated site-wide tool, they can be an effective starting point for identifying where there may be accessibility issues to address immediately.

The CCC Accessibility Center offers the Tenon accessibility evaluation tool and the Dinolytics scanning application at no cost for California Community Colleges. Colleges are welcome to use these applications or to select other site-wide evaluation tools that best fits their web accessibility needs.

Dinolytics

Dinolytics is a site-wide accessibility scanning and evaluation tool designed to crawl an institution's public-facing website and identify potential accessibility errors. Based on the WAVE accessibility extension, Dinolytics introduces multi-page scanning to provide feedback on errors, alerts, color contrast, ARIA usage, and more. If you are familiar with the single-page evaluation capabilities of WAVE, then you will find the results in Dinolytics to be familiar.

  • To sign-up for an account with Dinolytics, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Crawling and Scanning with Dinolytics [YouTube]
  • Using the Dinolytics Dashboard
  • Dinolytics Blog and Updates

 

Tenon

Tenon is a simple site-wide evaluation tool that is effective at identifying potential accessibility issues while minimizing the number of false-positive issues. The focus of Tenon is to provide an accurate summary as to how a web page or website conforms to the technical accessibility standards under WCAG 2.0. Tenon is available as both a web-based service as well as API solution for developers to use with other web applications (e.g., WordPress, Drupal, etc.).