When choosing between on-campus and off-campus testing, it is useful to understand how AUL prioritizes testing requests. If your service is among the high-priority services for the lab, it is likely to be tested quickly; if it is a low priority, there can be a wait of several weeks or months or the testing may be completely out of the lab’s scope and the service owner should engage a third party consultant to do the testing of accessibility (if you are uncertain where to find a consultant, we can provide some direction).
Services that get a high priority in the testing queue include:
Services that are listed in of the Department of Justice inquiry
Services that are labeled “critical” in the OIT service catalog
Services that affect the broadest user audiences (e.g. all students vs. a small group of students; academic versus administrative or research services)
New service launches (no new OIT service or campuswide ICT service should be launched without prior accessibility testing)