Accessibility Checklist

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When creating accessible content there are many different factors to consider. Websites, documents, audio, and video are just a few areas to address. Below is a helpful checklist to walk through when developing, shaping, and editing content. 

Top 10 Accessibility Check List

  1. Page Title and Description: Is your page title and description unique and clear?
     
  2. Page Layout: Is your page content presented in a logical flow?
     
  3. Headings: Are there section headings that separate content into segments?
     
  4. Heading Order: Do headings descend in a logical way, e.g., Heading 1, Heading 2?
     
  5. Visibility: Does the text on the page stand out against the background?
     
  6. Readability: Is content on the page easy to read?
     
  7. Language: Is the text concise?
     
  8. Links: Do the links describe the destination clearly and are they easy to find?
     
  9. Image Descriptions: Do all images convey a meaning and have descriptive text (alt tags)?
     
  10. Media Captions: Do media have captions for audio and descriptions for information provided visually?