Compliance Sheriff Reports

Compliance Sheriff is a web application that generates web accessibility reports for Cal State LA websites on a regular basis. These reports are posted online to the Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) website in PDF format. However, if you are a web author who is remediating webpages and you need access to the actual report, you can log in to Compliance Sheriff to view report results by doing the following.

Request the Compliance Sheriff Account Information

If you have not yet done so, you must first submit a request to obtain the Compliance Sheriff account. The account will be provided only to Cal State LA personnel who are currently maintaining a website.


In addition to the step-by-step instructions found below, a video is also availble on how to use Compliance Sheriff. In order to access the video, you must have an account at the Cryptzone Video Training Portal (this account is separate from any campus account). If you do not have an account, you can sign up for a new account. Please note, these accounts are generated once a week on Fridays, so it is possible that you might have to wait up to 7 days before you obtain an account, If you have an acocunt, please proceed to the Video Training Portal. Important: The video covers several topics only available to Compliance Sheriff Administrators. We recommend only watching the Overview and Views chapters.

To view a report in Compliance Sheriff

  1. Visit and log in with the webauthor account that was provided to you.
    Note: Compliance Sheriff is only accessible from on campus.
  2. Select the Reports tab. The Score card table lists all reports currently being generated. If your website is not being scanned, please contact the Web Administrator to have your website added to Compliance Sheriff.
    Reports tab with Score card table that contains existing accessibility reports
  3. Under the CSU ATI Accessibility Requirements column, click on the percentage that corresponds to the report you wish to view to open the Report Summary.
    Note: All colleges and divisions are listed in the left hand column. If you wish to view a report for a specific department, you can expand a college or division to view the departments within it. If your department is not listed, then the department's scan results are included in the college or division report. If needed, you can contact the Web Administrator to get a report on just your department.
  4. Report Summaries are broken down into sections of data. It is recommended you start with the Top 10 Issues section. Clicking on a Result will bring up the Show Instances feature which will allow you to view checkpoint violations on individual webpages.
    Sample report summary

To use the Show Instances feature:

  • The Show Instances feature will render a copy of a webpage and mark the page with red boxes to indicate areas that did not pass an accessibility checkpoint. Again, the page you see is a copy, to fix the checkpoint violations, you must visit and edit the actual webpage to make the necessary corrections.
    Show Instance Feature: Rendered View
  • To navigate through each failed checkpoint, click the Next Result arrow Next Result or the Previous Result arrow Previous Result on the left side of the Show Instances banner.
    Note: The two numbers between the arrows represent the current checkpoint number and the total number of checkpoints.
  • A checkpoint may have multiple occurances of failure on an individual webpage. To navigate through each occurance, click the Next Occurrence arrow Next Occurrence Button or the Previous Occurrence arrow Previous Occurrence Button on the right side of the Show Instances banner.
    Note: The Occurrences box Occurrences Box displays the total number of occurences for the failed checkpoint. The Occurences box can also be used to navigate between occurrences.
  • Some violations are not visible in a page's rendered view. To see where a violation occurs in the source code, click the Code source button Code Source Button on the right side of the Show Instances banner. The source code of the webpage appears and each violation is highlighted in red.
    Show Instance Feature: Code View
  • To see the rendered page again, click the Rendered view button Rendered View Button on the right side of the banner.
    Note: For certain checkpoints, the Show Instances feature includes a How to fix button How To Fix Button​ on the right side of the banner. Clicking the button opens a new browser window with the full W3C description of the checkpoint.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email the Web Administrator.