What reporting features are included?

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The plugin provides several reporting options:  Full Report: This report is a printer friend version of the report seen on the “Error Report” screen. Choose “Error Report” from the Web Accessibility” tab on your WordPress dashboard to see a list of issues on your website. Filter the list as desired using the provided filtering options and click on the “Reports” button, then select “Full Report”. A printer friendly version of the error report is displayed. Summary Report: This report is a summary or administrative level report to share with managers or clients. Choose “Error Report” from the Web Accessibility” tab on your WordPress dashboard to see a list of issues on your website. Filter the list as desired using the provided filtering options and click on the “Reports” button, then select “Summary Report”. A printer friendly summary of the errors that were found is displayed. Export to Excel: You may also export the error list to an Excel spreadsheet. Choose “Error Report” from the Web Accessibility” tab on your WordPress dashboard to see a list of issues on your website. Filter the list as desired using the provided filtering options and click on the “Reports” button, then select “Export to Excel”. The Excel report will begin to download. Once complete simply close the dialog. Email Reports: You may send an error report to any email address. Choose “Error Report” from the Web Accessibility” tab on your WordPress dashboard to see a list of issues on your website. Filter the list as Read More »

What features are included on the WordPress Editor screen?

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The Plugin has several features that are integrated into the WordPress editor screen.  WAVE Evaluation Tool & WC3 HTML Validation When viewing a page inside the editor simply click on the Evaluate with Wave or Validate HTML links to open the selected page for evaluation in WAVE or the WC3 HTML Validation Services. These links are provided for convenience only,  the WP ADA Compliance Plugin and AlumniOnline Web Services LLC are not affiliated with the WC3, WAVE or WebAim in anyway. Accessibility Report When an issue has been found in the selected page a red “Accessibility Report” button will be displayed on the editor screen. Clicking on this button will open a report of the errors. Depending upon your plugin settings, this report may include issues that are being automatically corrected and can be identified by the the following note under the page title: ”** being auto corrected”. Errors that are being automatically corrected can be ignored or corrected as desired but when a page is displayed the issue will not be present regardless of the action you choose. Format Selector Tables used for presentation only should have the attribute role=”presentation” added to the table tag. In the default WordPress editor this requires users to switch to “Text” view, locate and manually add the required attribute to the table tag. When the table usability features are enabled under plugin settings and the “Format” selector is turned on through TinyMCE Advanced a format labeled “Presentation Table” will be added to the Read More »

What additional plugins are suggested?

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HTML Validation Software HTML code validation is an important part of ensuring ADA compliance of your website. All web pages must have complete start and end tags, be nested according to their specifications, not contain duplicate attributes, and IDs must be unique. To ensure ADA compliance, use our free html validation plugin to identify and correct validation errors in your pages. TinyMCE Advanced While not required to use the plugin it is advised that your website have several features turned on inside the Classic WordPress Editor, including tables, font size selection and the Format selector. These features may be enabled using a plugin called TinyMCE Advanced. There are other similar plugins that will provide the same features but TinyMCE Advanced has been thoroughly tested for compatibility with this plugin. After installing the TinyMCE Advanced plugin choose Settings > TinyMCE Advanced. In the “Unused Buttons” section drag the “Formats” button and place it in the desired location of your editor. Repeat this step for the “Font Sizes” option and “Tables’ option. Once complete, Choose “Save Changes” Broken Link Plugin There are several good broken link plugins. While we don’t recommend a particular one every website should use one to ensure all links are working correctly.

What is WAVE and why should I use it?

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While the WP ADA Compliance Plugin will identify most issues that will commonly occur on your website it should be used along with the WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool and/or others tools to ensure complete compliance. Review of WCAG standards, use of screen reading software and some manual verification may also be required. The WAVE tool can be found as a link under the Web Accessibility heading on your WordPress dashboard. The WAVE tool may also be accessed from the page editor screen. Refer to the WordPress Editor Features section for details on where to find the WAVE feature in the page editor. Refer to the settings section to for information on how to enable or disable link to WAVE. Links to WAVE are provided for convenience only,  the WP ADA Compliance Plugin and AlumniOnline Web Services LLC are not affiliated with WAVE or WebAim in anyway. If for some reason the WAVE tool does not work on your website it is most likely because your web server is blocking the tool from viewing your website inside frames. Use your web browsers javascript console to confirm this and contact your host for assistance. Additional help can be found in the WAVE Help section.

How do I use the plugin to locate and correct issues on my website?

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Using the plugin is not hard but reviewing the results of a scan can be confusing at first. Issues may be found in posts, pages, widgets and even in theme files. Confusion sometimes occurs when issues found in posts are also found in archive pages or issues in widget text are found in a sidebar across all of your pages. The following steps outline the best approach to resolving issues on your website with as little confusion as possible: Click on “Error Report” under the Web Accessibility menu and choose, “Quick Scan” or “Crawl & Scan” if the link scanning option is enabled. When link scanning is enabled all of the links on your website will be inventoried and scanned. After the initial crawl choose “Start Scan” to skip the link inventory process and only scan known content.  Place a checkmark next to “hide theme errors” and “hide duplicates” and choose filter. If desired you can also filter the list by widget, post, page or term. After filtering the list, review each error to ensure you understand the problem. Refer to the live view, help section, view code and reference material to gain a better understanding. Some issues may not require correction, if that is the case, choose “Ignore” and “This Error”. If the issue is found in multiple locations there will also be an ignore “Duplicates” option which will ignore the current issue along with any duplicates that were found. You may optionally ignore “This Rule” which will remove Read More »

How does the scan on publish feature work?

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Depending on your settings the plugin will check content for issues when they are published or updated and you will be prompted with a list of issues that were found. Click on the “View Accessibility Report for Help Options” to see a full report of issues found and to view the effected code. Refer to the help section, view code and reference material to gain a better understanding. Some issues may not require correction, if that is the case, choose “Ignore” and “This Error”.  To correct an issue, close the report window which will return you to the editor screen where you can make the necessary changes.

How do I use the features on the report screen?

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Error Report Screen The Error Report is the heart of the plugin and the place you will spend the majority of your time while clearing your website of issues.  Summary At the top of the page is a summary of the number of items to be scanned, the number of issues and percent of your website affected. Next to that is a summary of the errors that have been found. Report Options Below the summary you will find various options to scan your website, filter, print or email the report. View Filter Under the “view” selector you will find the following options: Current – includes errors that are still being reviewed and corrected and that have not been marked “ignored”. Auto Corrected – includes issues that are being automatically filtered out of you pages. Ignored – includes errors that you have determined to be false positives and have been marked “ignored”. All – includes both ignored errors and those that have been identified and are still being reviewed and corrected. Error Type Filter Allows you to display only a particular error type. Post Type Filter Allows you to display only a particular type of content. This includes but is not limited to posts, pages, css files, customfields, widgets and so on. Search The search box will locate content by title or post id. Sort The sort option allows you to display the report in the order that works best for you. Options include: date, content type, error type, title, error Read More »

How do I renew my license?

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Your license is good for unlimited use of the plugin and valid for the number of domains you selected when you made the initial purchase. Support and updates are available free of charge for 1 year. After the first year you can renew your license to continue to receive support and updates. Once your license has expired you will be prompted to renew when downloading updates. Click “Add to Cart” and complete the transaction. Your license will be automatically renewed for another year and you will receive an email with instructions to download the plugin.

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