Video: Incorporating the aXe Accessibility Testing Engine Plugin in WordPress

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus Online website at https://online.wpcampus.org/schedule/incorporating-the-axe-accessibility-testing-engine-plugin-in-wordpress/.

Session Description:
NC State has recently built a WordPress plugin using the aXe Accessibility Testing Engine by Deque Systems. We are finishing up our pilot of this within our own Office of Information Technology group and are gearing up to launch the tool to the rest of our campus. In this session, we will go over how the WordPress plugin uses aXe, the logistics of deploying and configuring it, and how to utilize the engine to run reports. We will explore how you can customize your reports and our plan for rolling out the plugin to campus. We will demo how we have incorporated into our WordPress sites and show example reports.

As we examine an example report, we will highlight basic accessibility barriers that the tool is reporting, why these barriers are significant hindrances to accessibility and how to fix them. In addition, we will go over how to read the reports and show the documentation that we have created to accompany the reports for our users.

Takeaways:
– How to incorporate and run the aXe Accessibility Testing Engine in –
your WordPress sites
– How to run and customize aXe reports
– Understanding of common accessibility concerns

Speakers:
Brian DeConinck
Crystal Tenan

What is WPCampus Online?
WPCampus Online is a virtual conference focused on WordPress in higher education, brought to you by the WPCampus community. The second-annual event took place Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Learn more about the event at https://online.wpcampus.org.

Session Video

Brian DeConinck

Front-End Designer & Developer, NC State University@BrianDeConinckhttp://www.briandeconinck.com/

I build custom themes and plugins for NC State University's Office of Information Technology, and I help maintain campus WordPress environments and advise clients on content best practices. I'm always excited to talk about universal design, accessibility, usability, and designing with compassion and empathy. I host the WPCampus Podcast, where I get to talk about all those things and more!