Accessibility Tools

Adobe Acrobat Pro

Adobe Acrobat Pro can be used to make PDFs meet common accessibility WCAG 2.2 guidelines.  Adobe Acrobat Pro is the only software we are aware of that can correct the reading order of documents. Click the link below to Create and verify PDF accessibility in Acrobat Pro.

Contrast Checkers

We must provide a good contrast between text and backgrounds. WCAG requires contrast greater or equal to 4.5:1 for small text and 3:1 for large text. Use the tools below to check contrast between text and backgrounds.

Screen Readers

A screen reader is a software application that is installed on a device or as browser extension that reads web pages, documents, and digital information out to the user. There is a difference between screen readers that are equipped with text-to-speech software but also include other features that help visually impaired users navigate digital devices. Text-to-speech software performs the sole function of reading digital text aloud.

Siteimprove Monitoring Tool

What is Siteimprove

Siteimprove is a web governance tool that provides a comprehensive solution for evaluating and improving various aspects of a website, including accessibility, content quality, performance, and SEO.

Accessibility Evaluation

Siteimprove assesses the accessibility of your website, helping you identify and address issues that may impact users with disabilities. This aligns with the importance of accessible web design, ensuring that websites are usable by a diverse audience.

Dashboard Feature

The platform offers an at-a-glance dashboard, making it easy for users to quickly pinpoint areas that need improvement. This streamlined approach can save time and resources by focusing efforts on specific issues.

Content Quality Checks

Siteimprove helps in identifying misspellings and broken links, contributing to overall content quality. Ensuring accurate and error-free content enhances the user experience and supports SEO efforts.

Identification of Contact Information

The platform allows users to identify all pages containing a particular email address or phone number. This feature can be valuable for various purposes, such as maintaining consistency in contact details or ensuring compliance with privacy policies.

Complete Visibility

Siteimprove provides complete visibility across multiple dimensions, including content quality, performance, SEO, and accessibility. This holistic approach allows website owners and administrators to address various aspects of their digital presence in one platform.

Usability for Everyone

Emphasizing the importance of accessible web design, Siteimprove contributes to the creation of websites that are usable for everyone, including individuals with disabilities. This aligns with broader efforts to promote inclusivity and ensure equal access to digital content.

Siteimprove is a versatile platform that combines various functionalities to assist website owners and administrators in maintaining a high standard of quality, accessibility, and performance for their online presence.

Siteimprove Cost

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), has purchased the Siteimprove web accessibility management (monitoring) service that is available to all State of Nevada departments, divisions, boards, and commissions at no cost that have a State of Nevada website. Our contract includes the accessibility module and the quality assurance module, but does not include analytics or AI remediation. 

Domains Included in Contract

Our contract allows scanning of the following domains:, .gov, .com and .org. We cannot scan .biz or .edu domains.

Siteimprove Access

To request access to Siteimprove or to have a new site monitored by the Siteimprove Tool:

User Access: Email and include the names and email addresses of everyone you want to have access as well as which sites they should each have access to.

Site Monitoring: send an email to including the names and URLs of the sites you want monitored.

Siteimprove Browser Extension

The Siteimprove Browser Extension provides a convenient way to enhance accessibility compliance efforts for web pages. Content owners can:

  • Check single web pages directly in your browser. This allows users to assess the accessibility compliance of individual web pages without the need for external tools or platforms. It provides a more immediate and on-the-go way to verify accessibility. 

  • Check non-public pages (e.g. during development in the staging environment). The extension supports checking the accessibility of web pages that are not publicly accessible, such as those in a development environment like staging. This feature can be crucial for ensuring accessibility standards are met before a page goes live. Users can check for compliance in the staging environment after updating a page.

  • Check multi-step forms and dynamic content. The extension accommodates the evaluation of more complex web elements, such as multi-step forms and dynamic content. This is essential, as these elements often pose challenges for accessibility and need to be thoroughly tested.

Download the Siteimprove Browser Extension


Siteimprove Support

Primary support will be provided by Siteimprove. You can contact them at:

Stateweb Support

Additional training will be available by the State Web Development team on request.

Testing Tools