Siteimprove Roll-out

What is Siteimprove?

Siteimprove is a website monitoring tool that scans and scores websites on:

Where is it coming from?

Siteimprove was purchased by the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) in its commitment to providing accessible and inclusive websites to our external audiences. Visit the UCOP Siteimprove page.

This tool is free for our use at UCSF and other UC campuses. Please note that sites must be on a UCSF domain or if hosted off-site, must have a connection to or be sponsored by UCSF.

Siteimprove has been adopted by many higher education organizations to live up to the mounting requirements of accessibility.

What Siteimprove will do for you

  • Crawls your site to provide a prioritized list of issues.
  • Requires no special expertise to use the tool.
  • Provides the Training Academy to deepen your knowledge about web standards at your own pace.

Expectations for Site Owners

  • Identify stakeholders so we can keep them in the loop.
  • Attend an initial meeting to review your scores and ask questions.
  • Attend Siteimprove's User Training. The Siteimprove Training session from Friday, May 18, 2018 is now available to stream on-demand. Click here to access the recording.
  • Explore the Siteimprove Training Academy on your own for more training as needed.
  • Take responsibility for remediation.
  • Add the Priority Script for number of page views to help prioritize accessibility issues by fixing your most visited pages first.


IT Web Services

  • Presents introductory training on the new tool and the Siteimprove Training Academy.
  • Provides triage for website owners seeking assistance.
  • Acts as a resource to analyze what path to take.
  • Points website owners to recharge services or outside vendors for remediation.

Pilot Program

We have already identified the sites in the pilot program that kicks off in April 2018:

We are seeking early adopters for Round 2 scheduled for June 2018.