This project was completed on Feb 5, 2019
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Erin O.

Website Accessibility Audit

Posted by
Melanie C.

Executive Director

Posted Date
Jan 10, 2019
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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Impact statement
This project will save us $4,212 , allowing us to put those financial resources towards arts programs that are accessible to all.

Project Details

What We Need
  • A list of the common issues along with the prioritization of both severity and impact of the accessibility issues found
  • List of areas that do not meet the Section 508, ADA, WCAG 2.0 guidelines
  • Specific recommendations to improve product accessibility their priority level (low, medium, and high priority)
  • Estimated time needed to fix current compliance issues
Additional Details

We are an arts organization, and we want art to be accessible to everyone. In order to achieve this goal, we are hoping to find someone who can help us optimize our website so that all people are able to learn about art and the programs we offer.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have an updated website, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a staff member in charge of the website, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

One of our values is being an inclusive community that welcomes and values diverse backgrounds and viewpoints, and nurtures an environment that is open and supportive. One of the ways that we will be able to accomplish this, is to have a website that is accessible to people with different physical abilities. An accessible website is a major signpost that people can visit the Art Center and have a welcoming experience with few accessibility issues.

Project Plan

Prep: Project Goals, Timeline, and Process Established and Initial Information Distributed
  • Volunteer Manager provides overview of current website and any past analysis, as well as goals around the level of accessibility compliance they need to achieve
  • Professional explains their accessibility evaluation process and what the audit will entail
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager outline next steps and timeline for the project
  • Volunteer Manager walks Professional through the website, and they determine whether they should audit the full site in the time provided or focus on key page templates and a sampling of content types
Milestone 1: Website Audited
  • Professional performs both a manual and automated audit of the identified areas of the site against Section 508, WCAG 2.0, and ADA accessibility guidelines
  • Professional determines the severity and impact of any issues that are discovered
  • Professional creates a report including a high-level summary of the findings, the status of any pages included in the audit, and a detailed list of the discovered issues and their severity
Milestone 2: Audit Reviewed
  • Volunteer Manager reviews draft of audit report and provides feedback to the Professional
Milestone 3: Finalized Audit Report is Delivered to the Organization
  • Professional delivers final report for the Organization, which includes prioritized recommendations to remediate issues uncovered and achieve the targeted level of accessibility compliance
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About The Org

Our Mission


To create an inclusive and welcoming community where lives are transformed and enriched through the shared experience of art.


The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey nurtures the capacity for personal expression, expands the creative experience, and fosters stronger communities by empowering people to see, make, and learn about art. Through exhibition, studio school, and community programs, the Art Center engenders connection, curiosity, and creative risk-taking among its constituents.

What We Do

At the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, we believe in the power of art to inspire, amaze, and enrich. We are dedicated exclusively to viewing, making, and learning about contemporary art.


Erin is amazing to work with! She worked with us to do a website accessibility audit. We now have a plan, with achievable items identified for us to work on. She was really wonderful in helping prioritize what we should focus on first versus items that could wait awhile. And she reviewed the whole report with me, making sure I understood the whole thing, including all the technical language. She even said we could have follow-up emails if questions came up. Thank you, Erin, for all your great work!
Melanie Cohn
Melanie C.

Executive Director

Website Accessibility Audit Project

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