Accessible Website Checklist

The following list represents a comprehensive overview that each webpage should be subject to prior to publication. This list is from the W3C guidelines for accessibility.
  • Provide a text equivalent for every non-text element
  • Ensure that all information conveyed with color is also available without color.
  • Clearly identify changes in the natural language of a document's text and any text equivalents (e.g., captions).
  • Organize documents so they may be read without style sheets.
  • Ensure that equivalents for dynamic content are updated when the dynamic content changes.
  • Until user agents allow users to control flickering, avoid causing the screen to flicker.
  • Use the clearest and simplest language appropriate for a site's content.
  • Provide redundant text links for each active region of a server-side image map.
  • Provide client-side image maps instead of server-side image maps except where the regions cannot be defined with an available geometric shape.
  • For data tables, identify row and column headers.
  • For data tables that have two or more logical levels of row or column headers, use markup to associate data cells and header cells.
  • Title each frame to facilitate frame identification and navigation.
  • If, after best efforts, you cannot create an accessible page, provide a link to an alternative page that uses W3C technologies, is accessible, has equivalent information (or functionality), and is updated as often as the inaccessible (original) page.