Website Quality Scanning

State websites should be accessible to everyone, contain quality content, and be free from issues such as broken links and spelling errors. NDIT offers a website quality scanning service to assist agencies with finding and monitoring potential issues on their websites.

Quality assurance of your website ensures the best experience for users by eliminating broken links, misspellings, and inaccurate content. It also enables all visitors to use your website and consume its content regardless of device and/or disability.

Site quality scanning ensures that as content is changed or added, it remains clean, free of errors, and easy for site visitors to read. Frequent broken links, misspellings, and content that is hard to understand may cause people to leave a site instead of exploring it.

“Accessibility Compliance” has been frequently used to describe verifying that websites are designed properly for people with disabilities and are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. There could possibly be legal implications for non-compliance, but this should not be the only driving force influencing agencies to ensure those with disabilities are able to access their website content easily. Compliance guidelines don’t just benefit those with disabilities; they ensure clean content that makes the user experience better for all website visitors.

Features

  • Accessibility scanning to ensure compliance with Section 508 and WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines
  • Identification of broken links, broken images, and misspellings
  • Content readability assessment
  • Suggestions for improving search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Website analytics and identification of seldom viewed content.

Weekly Scans

Scans are run weekly and emailed to the agency. The scanning tool features an easy-to-use dashboard that identifies specific issues that should be fixed. 

Cost

  • The cost for site scanning service is based on the number of pages on a website.
  • Once a service request is received, an initial page count will be created and presented to the agency.
  • If an agency wants multiple websites scanned, it will be charged based on the combined total of all the pages on the websites.
  • If a page count increases to the next rate level, the agency will be contacted by the Digital Services team to discuss the change in rate.
  • Charges are billed monthly by NDIT.

Current Monthly Rates

  • $10.00 for 1-250 pages
  • $25.00 for 251-500 pages
  • $50.00 for 501-1000 pages
  • $25.00 for additional units of 500 pages over 1000

Requesting Service

Submit a "Generic" service request through NDIT's online Work Management System (WMS) with the following information:

  • ATTN: IT PLANNING - DIGITAL SERVICES (this will assist NDIT in ensuring the request is routed to the correct team)
  • Department, Division and Charge Code for billing the ongoing monthly cost per agency (will not be charged until service is set up)
  • Web site URL(s) to be scanned

Associated Rates

Title Current Rate Current One Time Fee
Website Quality Scanning Service Varies (per page)