Common Spaces Accessibility

Smith Center

Accessibility testing and reviews for a new website.


  • Provide access to the widest audience.
  • Ensure an effective content structure & language.
  • Create an optimal experience for all users.

What they did

  • Accessibility consultation.
  • Test using automated tools (SiteImprove & AMP).
  • URC JAWS evaluation. 
  • Testing with the URC Accessibility participant pool.


  • Website accessibility allows for a broader range of users.
  • Stakeholders' increased appreciation of value of AT testing when observing the testing session.
  • WCAG compliance.
  • Ensures improved end user experience. 
  • The importance of accessibility gains visibility and adoption throughout ATS department(s).

One day of testing gave us everything we needed.

Lara Adams, Harvard Common Spaces