Publishing Checks

Omni Page Check

Page Check is an account-wide feature available to OU Campus users.

Users are encouraged to run the following checks prior to publishing:

  • Spell Check
  • Link Check
  • Accessibility Check

Spell Check

Spell Check utilizes the OU Campus global dictionary, as well as the custom site/account dictionaries, to spell check a page. Users can run Spell Check from the Page Check or Final Check modal.

When errors are encountered, the Spelling button highlights red and displays the number of errors underneath the button. Clicking the number of errors will bring up the Spell Check Results error report. From there, users can view which words were marked as misspelled and the number of instances each word appears on the page.

Link Check

Link Check allows users to test all links on a page, both internal and external, and provides information and status codes for these links. Link Check can be run from both Page Check and Final Check. When users click the Link Check button, it will attempt to validate all on-page links for the selected page, including mailto links.

There are three different indicators that can display after a Link Check has been performed:

  • OK:  If there are no warnings or errors during the Link Check report, the button is shaded green and the message "OK" displays. This indicates that links are either valid or skipped (by design). 
  • Warning: The Link Check button is shaded gold and the message "Warning" with a numerical value indicating the number of potential errors. The system flags a warning for a link when the result of a request for a resource is indeterminate; that is, it did not receive either a positive 202 that the link was OK or a 404 indicating that the file was missing. Other status codes are also possible.
  • Error: If the result of a request for a resource there are any errors confirmed by the Link Check report; that is, the result of the request for a file is a client or server error; such as a 404, not found, the Link Check button is shaded red and the number of errors is listed underneath the button.

Accessibility Check

The Accessibility Check will check the page's HTML for any issues that conflict with accessibility standards. 

When run, Accessibility Check will show a list of known problems andlikely problems. To view the list of problems, users can click the Show Results link under the Accessibility Check button. 

  • Known: Known problems are problems that have been verified as broken or creating an error. These problems are identified by the red icon next to each list item. If available, a helper message may appear with each list item, helping users identify a solution to repairing the problem.
  • Likely: Likely Problems are items that the OU Campus system identifies as most likely being an error, but is required to be reviewed by a user to designate if the problem is real or not.

WAVE Evaluation Tool

WAVE is a web accessibility evaluation tool developed by WebAIM.org. It provides visual feedback about the accessibility of your web content by injecting icons and indicators into your page. 

Availability

WAVE is available as a free Chrome browser extension or Mozilla Firefox Extension. A webview is also available at https://wave.webaim.org/