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App Updates: Starting 2022 With Report Customizations

I hope you're having a wonderful start to 2022, I'm not big on New Year resolutions but I've been terrible about providing updates here and it's about time to change that so I'm going to make more of an effort on keeping you updated on everything going on.

I've been hard at work building out new features and pushing out several minor updates and bugfixes, this post will details some of the bigger features we've launched since last summer. Before I dive into the updates, I wanted to first note that I've expanded the Be Inclusive social media to include Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. I'd greatly appreciate you following on those platforms and sharing with colleagues, I plan on using them primarily for updates such as this one but also to be more readily available (besides the existing contact form and via email) for questions and help.

On to the good stuff!

Report Customizations

Many of the updates these past handful of months have been centered around giving you more options to customize your audit reports, so much of the feedback I received has been around how to make these reports client-ready with minimal effort and I hope these improvements help get us closer to that goal!

Passcode Protection

There was already a way to make a private audit report public so it can be shared and viewed without a login, but after a couple requests for some middle option I added the ability to passcode protect an audit report too. You can find it as another option in the Report Visibility section of the results page and it's currently only available to project admins. This way, you get the protection of not full public access and the folks you're sharing with don't need to create an account. Win win? I sure hope so!

Passcode Protection is now an option in the Report Visibility section of the results page.
Report Visibility section of a results document, contains links to make it publicly visible, passcode protected, or private. There's also a button to toggle section visibility settings.

Overall Percentage Passed

A new Stats section has been added that shows an at a glance view of the percentage of success criteria that has passed vs the total available. It's broken down into 6 that represent both WCAG 2.0 and WCAG 2.1 with A, AA, and AAA coverage.

Overall Percentage Passed section example
Six progress donut charts with varying percentages completed, each represents a combination of WCAG version (2.0 or 2.1) and level (A, AA, or AAA).

Report Section Visibility

There are several sections added to reports automatically, especially in the Stats section, that may end up not being something you want to share with others. Well now there's a way to hide several of them. Click on "Section Visibility Settings" option in the Report Visibility section of the results page to turn on the toggle mode as previewed below. 

Example of Section Visibility Settings enabled
The Overall Percentage Passed stats section is outlined red with a button at top "Toggle visibility of Overall Percentage Passed, it's currently visible".

You can click to toggle the following sections:

  • Stats > By Impact
  • Stats > Observations Per Page
  • Stats > Success Criteria
  • Stats > Overall Percentage Passed
  • Observation Details > Visualization Options
  • Observation Details > Details Accordions

As an admin you'll continue to see hidden sections but all team members and unauthenticated users will not. You'll be notified about this visibility change with a grey dashed outline and a "This section is only visible by you" tooltip, see preview below.

"Section Only Visible By You" example
The Need More Visualization Options card in a results page has a grey dashed border and a tooltip stating "This Section Only Visible By You"

Report Page Custom Logo

Another request that came through was to be able to add a customized logo to the results document for that extra bit of white-labeled branding when sharing with a wider audience. Now you can upload a logo to your projects (in Step 1) and that logo will be used in the shareable version of any audit reports for that project.

An example of a custom logo added to a results document.
Topmost section of a printer-friendly version of a results document, the header logo is replaced with the personal logo of Steve Woodson including a stylized letter S and W with a circular plaid pattern around it. The rest of the page content is the same as expected from a results doc.

Minor Updates

Here's a quick bulleted list of some more updates recently published:

  • Audit editor now has a running list of completed success criteria tested so you can more easily keep track of progress while auditing.
  • There's now an easier way to accept project invitations than waiting for the invite email, if you're logged in and the email invited is the one associated with your account you'll see it right away in your dashboard now.
  • Timezone preference added! Now timestamps app-wide will take your personal preference into account.
  • Several of us noticed that it was rather difficult to close out of a code block while in the WYSIWYG editor, now there's a message that allows you to close it with the trigger of a button.

Thank You

That just about wraps it up, if you've read through this whole post I'm greatly appreciative of your time and attention. I'll close out with a reminder that I'm always on the lookout for more feedback and ideas of how to make Be Inclusive even better, if you have any feedback please don't hesitate to reach out! Also a reminder to give Be Inclusive a follow on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter so you can stay in the know about future updates as well. Cheers!

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