Southern Methodist University

The data in this study was collected with the Illinois Functional Accessibility Evaluator.

Southern Methodist University Web Accessibility Summary Information
Website Summary
Score
Titling Sub Headings Forms Data Tables Images Layout Tables
Southern Methodist University(Admis) 28.9 17.3 8.6 8.6 na 21.7 100.0
Southern Methodist University(Home) 19.9 3.4 2.3 3.7 na 13.9 91.8
Southern Methodist University(LAS) 17.9 3.5 3.5 0.0 na 0.0 96.4

Details for Southern Methodist University(Admis) Website

URL: http://www.smu.edu/ProspectiveStudents.aspx

Date: 2010-07-05

Southern Methodist University(Admis): Percentage of Pages that Pass Accessibility Rules
Rule Number of Pages Pages that Passed Percentage of Pages Passed Rule Details
Titling
Title Element 23 23 100.0 The page must contain exactly one title element.
Title Content 23 23 100.0 The title element must have text content.
H1 Element* 23 5 21.7 The page must contain at least one h1 element.
Number of H1s 23 5 21.7 The page should contain no more than two h1 elements.
H1 and Title* 23 3 13.0 The text content of each h1 element should match all or part of the title content.
H1 Content 23 5 21.7 Each h1 element must have text content.
H1 IMG Content 23 3 13.0 Each h1 element should have text content exclusive of the alt text of any img elements it contains.
Summary 46 8 17.3
Sub Headings
Nesting* 23 2 8.6 Subheading elements that follow the last h1 should be properly nested.
Content 23 22 95.6 Each subheading element (h2..h6) must have text content.
IMG Content 23 21 91.3 Each subheading element (h2..h6) should have text content exclusive of the alt text of any img elements it contains.
Summary 23 2 8.6
Forms
Labels* 23 2 8.6 Each input element with type=text | password | checkbox | radio | file and each select and textarea element must either be referenced by the for attribute of a label element via its id attribute, or have a title attribute.
Value 20 20 100.0 Each input element with type=button | submit | reset must have either a value attribute or a title attribute.
Alt Text 3 2 66.6 Each input element with type=image must have either an alt attribute or a title attribute.
Label Content 4 4 100.0 Each label and legend element must have text content.
Summary 23 2 8.6
Data Tables
TH Elements* 0 0 na For each data table, the first cell in each column must be a th element, and each row must contain at least one th element.
Summary* 0 0 na Each data table must have a nonempty summary attribute.
Summary Unique 0 0 na The summary attribute value for each data table on a page should be unique.
IDs Unique* 0 0 na Each th element in a complex data table must have an id attribute whose value is unique relative to all ids on the page.
Headers Attribute* 0 0 na Each td element in a complex data table must have a headers attribute that references the id attributes of associated th elements.
Summary 0 0 na
Images
Alt Text* 23 5 21.7 Each img element must have an alt attribute.
Decorative 23 15 65.2 Each img element with an empty alt attribute should be removed; CSS techniques should be used instead.
Small 23 11 47.8 Each img element with width or height less than 8 pixels should be removed; CSS techniques should be used instead.
Summary 23 5 21.7
Layout Tables
Nesting* 23 23 100.0 Tables should be used only for organizing data in rows and columns. Use CSS instead of tables and nested tables to visually layout blocks of related content for graphical rendering.
Summary 23 23 100.0
All Rules for Southern Methodist University(Admis)
Summary 138 40 28.9

Details for Southern Methodist University(Home) Website

URL: http://www.smu.edu/

Date: 2010-06-23

Southern Methodist University(Home): Percentage of Pages that Pass Accessibility Rules
Rule Number of Pages Pages that Passed Percentage of Pages Passed Rule Details
Titling
Title Element 86 84 97.6 The page must contain exactly one title element.
Title Content 86 86 100.0 The title element must have text content.
H1 Element* 86 5 5.8 The page must contain at least one h1 element.
Number of H1s 86 5 5.8 The page should contain no more than two h1 elements.
H1 and Title* 86 1 1.1 The text content of each h1 element should match all or part of the title content.
H1 Content 86 5 5.8 Each h1 element must have text content.
H1 IMG Content 86 4 4.6 Each h1 element should have text content exclusive of the alt text of any img elements it contains.
Summary 172 6 3.4
Sub Headings
Nesting* 86 2 2.3 Subheading elements that follow the last h1 should be properly nested.
Content 86 85 98.8 Each subheading element (h2..h6) must have text content.
IMG Content 86 84 97.6 Each subheading element (h2..h6) should have text content exclusive of the alt text of any img elements it contains.
Summary 86 2 2.3
Forms
Labels* 81 3 3.7 Each input element with type=text | password | checkbox | radio | file and each select and textarea element must either be referenced by the for attribute of a label element via its id attribute, or have a title attribute.
Value 66 66 100.0 Each input element with type=button | submit | reset must have either a value attribute or a title attribute.
Alt Text 18 15 83.3 Each input element with type=image must have either an alt attribute or a title attribute.
Label Content 21 20 95.2 Each label and legend element must have text content.
Summary 81 3 3.7
Data Tables
TH Elements* 0 0 na For each data table, the first cell in each column must be a th element, and each row must contain at least one th element.
Summary* 0 0 na Each data table must have a nonempty summary attribute.
Summary Unique 0 0 na The summary attribute value for each data table on a page should be unique.
IDs Unique* 0 0 na Each th element in a complex data table must have an id attribute whose value is unique relative to all ids on the page.
Headers Attribute* 0 0 na Each td element in a complex data table must have a headers attribute that references the id attributes of associated th elements.
Summary 0 0 na
Images
Alt Text* 86 12 13.9 Each img element must have an alt attribute.
Decorative 86 65 75.5 Each img element with an empty alt attribute should be removed; CSS techniques should be used instead.
Small 86 20 23.2 Each img element with width or height less than 8 pixels should be removed; CSS techniques should be used instead.
Summary 86 12 13.9
Layout Tables
Nesting* 86 79 91.8 Tables should be used only for organizing data in rows and columns. Use CSS instead of tables and nested tables to visually layout blocks of related content for graphical rendering.
Summary 86 79 91.8
All Rules for Southern Methodist University(Home)
Summary 511 102 19.9

Details for Southern Methodist University(LAS) Website

URL: http://www.smu.edu/dedman.aspx

Date: 2010-07-05

Southern Methodist University(LAS): Percentage of Pages that Pass Accessibility Rules
Rule Number of Pages Pages that Passed Percentage of Pages Passed Rule Details
Titling
Title Element 28 28 100.0 The page must contain exactly one title element.
Title Content 28 28 100.0 The title element must have text content.
H1 Element* 28 1 3.5 The page must contain at least one h1 element.
Number of H1s 28 1 3.5 The page should contain no more than two h1 elements.
H1 and Title* 28 1 3.5 The text content of each h1 element should match all or part of the title content.
H1 Content 28 1 3.5 Each h1 element must have text content.
H1 IMG Content 28 1 3.5 Each h1 element should have text content exclusive of the alt text of any img elements it contains.
Summary 56 2 3.5
Sub Headings
Nesting* 28 1 3.5 Subheading elements that follow the last h1 should be properly nested.
Content 28 26 92.8 Each subheading element (h2..h6) must have text content.
IMG Content 28 26 92.8 Each subheading element (h2..h6) should have text content exclusive of the alt text of any img elements it contains.
Summary 28 1 3.5
Forms
Labels* 27 0 0.0 Each input element with type=text | password | checkbox | radio | file and each select and textarea element must either be referenced by the for attribute of a label element via its id attribute, or have a title attribute.
Value 26 26 100.0 Each input element with type=button | submit | reset must have either a value attribute or a title attribute.
Alt Text 1 1 100.0 Each input element with type=image must have either an alt attribute or a title attribute.
Label Content 1 1 100.0 Each label and legend element must have text content.
Summary 27 0 0.0
Data Tables
TH Elements* 0 0 na For each data table, the first cell in each column must be a th element, and each row must contain at least one th element.
Summary* 0 0 na Each data table must have a nonempty summary attribute.
Summary Unique 0 0 na The summary attribute value for each data table on a page should be unique.
IDs Unique* 0 0 na Each th element in a complex data table must have an id attribute whose value is unique relative to all ids on the page.
Headers Attribute* 0 0 na Each td element in a complex data table must have a headers attribute that references the id attributes of associated th elements.
Summary 0 0 na
Images
Alt Text* 28 0 0.0 Each img element must have an alt attribute.
Decorative 28 4 14.2 Each img element with an empty alt attribute should be removed; CSS techniques should be used instead.
Small 28 23 82.1 Each img element with width or height less than 8 pixels should be removed; CSS techniques should be used instead.
Summary 28 0 0.0
Layout Tables
Nesting* 28 27 96.4 Tables should be used only for organizing data in rows and columns. Use CSS instead of tables and nested tables to visually layout blocks of related content for graphical rendering.
Summary 28 27 96.4
All Rules for Southern Methodist University(LAS)
Summary 167 30 17.9