Checklist for accessible online content

 Checkpoint

 Checked

Are there any meaningful images?
Is there a text equivalent for these images in the content or elsewhere?

 Yes 

 No 

 Not  applicable

Is there any text boxes or other pictures of text?
Is there a text equivalent for these?

 Yes

 No

 Not  applicable

Are there any diagrams or graphs?
Are the key points explained in the text?

 Yes

 No

 Not  applicable

Can everything be accessed with a keyboard?
Put away the mouse and double check.

Yes

No

Not applicable

Are there any audio-visuals?
Can the key information be accessed in other ways?

 Yes

 No

 Not  applicable

Is the layout consistent throughout the content?
Is it consistent with the organisational style?
Is information properly structured with heading levels, lists and simple data tables?

 Yes

 No

 Not  applicable

Are visual cues and images used to complement the text and aid meaning?
Check that they are meaningful to the target audience.

 Yes

 No

 Not  applicable

Is colour used to convey meaning?
Check that there is another way to access the meaning.
Is there enough contrast between the text and the background?

 Yes

 No

 Not  applicable

What is total size (weight) of the content and any plugins?
Is there any way to reduce this?

 Yes

 No

 Not  applicable

Is the content marked up in HTML (XHTML or XML)?
Has a simple accessibility check been completed?

 Yes

 No

 Not  applicable

This checklist was provided at a workshop run by the National Information and Library Service.

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