Higher Ed and Pope Tech

Pope Tech was created with Higher Eductation in mind. We serve over 100 higher ed institutions all with unique needs.

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Pope Tech Resources for Higher Education

Whether you are just getting started with web accessibility or a veteran at it, Pope Tech has a suite of resources available to help you improve digital accessibility across your whole .edu.

For any questions view our FAQ for Higher Ed or contact us.

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Free 250-page Higher Education Account

Just getting started with automated scanning? Or just want to try out sitewide scanning using WAVE?

Pope Tech offers a free, 250-page account to all higher education institutions. No commitment, no obligation, no follow-up marketing/sales pitches. This is your account to use as you choose to scan websites at your .edu. Request access to a free 250-page account today.

Higher Ed in 4k Project

Want some insight into how your institution is doing?

In October 2019, Pope Tech conducted the first, large-scale analysis of the accessibility of Higher Education websites. Using a list of nearly 4,000 .edu domains from US governments IPEDS data, we scanned up to 100 pages from each institution.

This is a living project in the sense that you (higher education institutions) can request access to an account with the pages we scanned. Your 4k account allows you to view what errors were detected, go fix them, rescan your pages, and improve your institution’s accessibility.

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Instructor Guide in Canvas

Instructor Accessibility Guide

Want to perform WAVE accessibility scans inside of your institution's LMS?

Our interactive Instructor Accessibility Guide integrates WAVE accessibility tests right into instructors’ Learning Management System (LMS). This provides instructors with accessible, fast, and accurate web accessibility testing for their courses as they create and edit them.

Our easy to use interface gives instructors instant feedback on detected accessibility issues on any page. Integrated documentation and examples are also there to help guide instructors through creating more accessible content. It makes creating accessible content easier for novice and expert accessibility users alike.

The Instructor Guide launched in May of 2020 in the Canvas LMS and is available to purchase for $750/yr for small institutions and up to $1,500/yr for the largest Universities. This price is meant to cover our support and maintenance costs but allow this to be a tool to improve as much course content as possible.

Additional LMS integrations will be coming, if you are interested in other LMS integrations please let us know. User feedback will set our priority.

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Accessibility Dashboards LTI

Want accessibility reporting on all LMS content?

Our Accessibility Dashboards LTI provide institution-wide scanning and dashboard reporting of all LMS HTML content across all courses. The dashboard is integrated right into your LMS and the Instructor Accessibility Guide and provides each user with the level of reporting required for their role. For example:

  • Instructors have a summary dashboard of all their courses, individual views of each course, and can drill into the Instructor Guide to view and fix page results.
  • Sub account owners have access to dashboard reports of their sub account, as well as individual courses and pages.
  • Admins will be able to see summary dashboards of the entire account as well as sub account dashboards and individual course and page results.

This is currently in development and will be launching soon for the Canvas LMS. Additional LMS integrations will be coming, if you are interested in other LMS integrations please let us know. User feedback will set our priority.

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Institution-wide web and web app scanning

Tired of doing one-page-at-a-time scans? Wish you could perform site-wide or even institution-wide WAVE scans across your whole portfolio of websites and web apps? We can help you do that.

We take the power of the WAVE engine and provide institution-wide, automated scanning and reporting for all your websites and web applications. All of our web accessibility products have been designed with Higher Education in mind.

Our Dashboard and exportable reporting allows you to:

  • Perform institution-wide WAVE scanning and reporting of your entire portfolio of websites across your institution
  • Conduct scans of web apps as part of your procurement process
  • Document and Monitor progress overtime
  • Create flexible grouping structure that matches your institution
  • Schedule and send reports to the right people
  • Setup roles and permissions to give each user just what they need
  • Separates content and template errors for each other and assign users based on roles to access only content errors or only template errors (or both)
  • Scan portals and behind logins
  • Add unlimited users and websites (pricing is only based off of number of pages)
  • Perform unlimited rescans of the same pages (rescanning doesn’t cost extra. Why should it?)
  • Access easy to understand documentation on how to fix errors
  • Utilize our mass importing features to onboard your entire portfolio of websites and their platform settings all at once.
  • Add and manage users through your Shibboleth SSO

PDF accessibility scanning

PDF testing will be coming at the end of 2020. Our PDF scanning tool will be integrated into both our LMS and our web testing modules. Let us know if you want to be notified when we are releasing our PDF scanning tool.

What else?

We are always open to suggestions from our community of people working to improve digital accessibility. What are the next modules or features that could help you in your job and improve your institution’s digital accessibility? Don’t hesitate to let us know what you need, or just wish you had access to.

Testimonial

"Pope Tech provides a great product to help you get a high level of view of how accessible your websites are or hone in on specific pages or even sections of an individual page. The tool also provides robust user management tools that allows us to provide access and information to users in a way that works best for them. Beyond the product, the Pope Tech team provides incredible support and does a great job in understanding our needs to improve their product."

Christopher Phillips
Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Coordinator
Center for Innovative Design and Instruction
Utah State University

FAQs for Higher Ed

How does purchasing work?

Our purchasing process can be as simple as emailing us the page count you want to start with and we send you an invoice with terms of use. With that being said, if your institution has additional purchasing policies, we can handle that. We will work with you.

Typically institutions request a live demo where they ask questions and we show them how our product can help improve their web accessibility. We value education over sales. We don't have a sales team, and no one at Pope Tech is paid off of commission. The demo will be provided by someone who knows web accessibility and uses and supports our products. After the demo we will only follow up with you as much as you ask us to.

If you want to just try it out on your own email us and we can set up your account and answer any questions over email

How does pricing work?

Pricing for our web accessibility scanning app is based entirely on the number of pages in your institution's scanning account. Our LMS products are based on your institution's number of FTE. Once a product launches pricing is published on our pricing page. There are no extra set up costs, training, or hidden fees.

With any sized account you get unlimited users, unlimited websites/courses, and you can rescan the same pages as often as you want (no extra charge).

Will you do an RPF?

Absolutely. If your procurement process requires an RFP, send us over the requirements and submission information. If it is in scope for our services we will put together a proposal.

What assistance do you offer with onboarding?

Our Onboarding and Training Team is here to assist in getting your account set up and your users trained on using Pope Tech. We can help by strategizing with your accessibility team how to best use our platform, helping you onboard your whole portfolio of websites, and provide admin and user training. There is no additional cost for onboarding or training you how to use our platform (Why should there be?).

Our platform is easy to use, our quick start crawl and scan video (one of the videos in our documentation library) is less than 3 minutes long. Reviewing this video is all most users need to get started with their first scan.

If you need your whole portfolio of websites onboarded, our mass import tools can be used to upload all your websites, bulk crawl them, and then perform group or bulk scans. We can typically help you get your whole .edu onboarded and get you your first institution-wide accessibility reports within a day.

What training do you offer?

We typically schedule one or two online training sessions during onboarding (an admin training and a user training). Training can be recorded and made available for future reference and internal training. If you would also like us to provide semi-annual Q/A or training sessions for new users, we are happy to do that as well.

What type of ongoing support do you offer?

After onboarding, and initial training, we will continue to provide all users with support while using Pope Tech. We have a growing library of guides, videos, real-life examples and their fixes, and support documents. Any user in the platform can also submit a support ticket.

We would be happy to answer any other questions you might have. Contact Us