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The Monitoring page shows how a website’s accessibility progresses over time. Monitoring gives you data on a consistent schedule and provides insights that can help you shift left.
On this page:
Go to the Monitoring page
You'll only have reports if a monitor is set up for your website.
To go to the Monitoring page for a website:
- Go to Websites/apps.
- Select the website you'd like to view monitoring for.
- Choose Monitoring. The Monitoring page will show the Report tab by default.
From the Report tab, get a sense of whether your accessibility health is trending up or down and the types of findings that contribute to your score.
The table below describes the metrics on the Report tab.
|Accessibility health score
This graph shows your accessibility health score for each monitoring scan and the date each monitor was run. Find out how the accessibility health score is calculated.
To show the Accessibility health trend table, select View accessibility health trend table.
|Previous scan comparison
Compare your most recent scan to the previous scan using these indicators:
This table displays the health scores of up to five pages marked as favorites. Select View all pages to see a list of all favorite pages.
|Rule Status Trend
This chart shows the number of rules that passed, failed, or require review for each scan.
|Most recent scans list
Select View most recent scan results to show your last six monitoring scans sorted by date. From the three-dot action menu, choose View scan results for more detailed information from a specific scan.
Notice a significant change in your monitoring data? Check for a dotted line in the graphs. A dotted line indicates a change in WCAG conformance level or your default testing tool. If there’s no dotted line, check your the Pages tab for any changes in your monitored pages.
The Pages tab lists each page in your monitor. This is where you’ll find page scores, the number of findings for each severity, and the most recent scan date.
Use the Pages tab to:
- Compare page scores and understand which pages are affecting your score the most.
- Review the change in score to prioritize and track page remediation effort.
- Filter monitoring pages by status: new, not found, error, and existing page. Learn more about filtering by page status.
- Favorite important pages.
The monitored pages are listed in an intuitive and impactful way, to help you prioritize at risk pages. The pages uses the following sort sequence rules:
Health score in descending order.
Once you’ve created your components and run a monitoring scan, you can view your results in the Components tab.
- Only components with findings will show up on the Components tab.
- Components must be created before they can be discovered in a scan. Select Manage components from the monitoring page to view all existing components.
The rules tab groups the results of your monitoring scan by rule.
This page shows:
- Rule description
- Total findings associate with the rule
- Change in findings compared to previous scan
- Number of pages affected by this rule
- Number of components affected by this rule
The PDF tab shows a list of PDFs discovered in the most recent scan.
Select the three-dot action menu on the PDF and choose See all URLs to view the following information:
- File name
- Date/Time found
- Option to upload the PDF for testing
- List of pages where the PDF was found
PDFs can only be discovered during a monitoring scan using the crawl function.