Western Kentucky University

IT Division - OU Campus - Self Help

Final Check

Final Check allows 4 different types of checks on each page in your site.  You can check spelling, broken links, W3C validation, and Accessibility.  Each check must be run individually.

Final check can be run in one of two ways:

  • Final check can be run after clicking the Publish button
  • Or, from the Page List by clicking the Final Check button Final Check Icon

 

Check Spelling

As the name suggests, this check will try to determine if any spelling errors occur on your page.  You can choose what language you want to check against.  Some words will always come back as errors (such as WKU), but we have the ability to add words to the dictionary so they don't show up as errors - so if you come across words that always return errors - let webmaster@wku.edu know and we can add words to the dictionary for you.

Check Links

Check links will check to make sure hyperlinks on your page are valid.  Please be aware that this check will only be able to determine if the link is valid if the page it is checking also exists within OU Campus.  It cannot determine if external links or links to other WKU systems (such as Topnet) are valid.


W3C Validate

W3C is a standard to ensure that the code behind your page is valid.  Pages that have valid code are more likely to render properly across browsers.  Pages with valid code are also more likely to be ADA compliant, which leads us to....


Accessibility Check

The Accessibility Check will check your page against WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards for accessibility.  This check is very important!  We recommend running this check every time you publish a page. 


Step-By-Step Instructions

You must run each check individually and they are all similar, but for these instructions, we will focus on the Accessibility Check.

  1. On the Final Check screen, click the green arrow to start the check.Start the final check in OU Campus

  2. After the check runs, you will be shown a summary of known, likely, and potential issues.
  3. Click the New Win text to open up a full report
    Final check summary in OU Campus

  4. The full report will present a page with 3 tabs, one for each the known, likely, and potential problems.Final check accessibility report
  • Known Problems - Known problems are problems that should be fixed and need to be fixed in order to pass your ADA audit.
  • Likely Problems - Likely problems may return false positives - but you should make every effort to fix them if possible.
  • Potential Problems - Potential problems will most certainly return large amounts of false positives.  For the most part, you can ignore the problems listed here - but occasionally you should look through these problems and double-check there is nothing that needs to be done.

You may contact section508@wku.edu for help with resolving issues you cannot determine how to fix.

 Last Modified 4/30/14