Web Resource Checklist
Our goal at the Kenosha Public Library is to achieve the success criteria of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG ) 2.1 at Level AA. WCAG 2.1 is the standard for web accessibility developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
Make content and controls perceivable by all users.
- Do images have alternative text?
- Does the video have captions, and does the audio have a transcript?
- Does the web page or document include headings, lists, ARIA landmarks, and other semantic elements to communicate document structure?
- Is the tab order and read order logical and intuitive?
- Do form fields within web pages and documents have appropriately coded labels and prompts?
- Have you avoided using visual characteristics to communicate information (e.g., "click the circle on the right" or "required fields are in red")?
- Have you avoided using all bold or italic text (e.g., content pasted from MS Word)?
- Does the interface have sufficient contrast between the text and background colors?
- Does the content scale well when text is enlarged up to 200 percent?
Make content and controls operable by all users.
- Can a keyboard operate all menus, links, buttons, and other controls to make them accessible to users who cannot use a mouse?
- Does the web page include a visible focus indicator so all users, especially those using a keyboard, can easily track their current position?
- Do features that scroll or update automatically (e.g., slideshows, carousels) have prominently accessible controls that enable users to pause or advance these features?
- Do pages with time limits include mechanisms for adjusting those limits for users needing more time?
- Have you avoided using content that flashes or flickers?
- Does the web page or document have a title that describes its topic or purpose?
- Are mechanisms in place that allow users to bypass blocks of content (e.g., a "skip to main content" link on a web page or bookmarks in a PDF)?
- Does the website include two or more ways of finding content, such as a navigation menu, search feature, or site map?
- Is link text meaningful, independent of context?
Make content and user interfaces understandable to all users.
- Has the language of the web page or document (or individual parts of a multilingual document) been defined?
- Have you avoided links, controls, or form fields that automatically trigger a change in context?
- Does the website include consistent navigation?
- Do online forms provide helpful, accessible error and verification messages?
Make content robust enough to be interpreted reliably by various user agents, including assistive technologies.
- Is the web page coded using valid HTML?
- Do rich, dynamic web interfaces, such as modal windows, drop-down menus, slideshows, and carousels, include ARIA markup?