We wondered what would happen if we run one of the most popular college applications online under WAVE’s web accessibility evaluation tool. The Common App resulted with 153 accessibility errors on their 8 page application at http://www.commonapp.org. These are actual errors flagged by WAVE and not even counting the warnings. Here is the breakdown by page:
Here is a screen shot of what the accessibility tool came back with Common App software on the Academics Page:
Are you currently using The Common App at your school under the impression that it is Section 508 Compliant? Maybe it is time to have some accessibility tests run on your school’s educational application.