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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. 

For a more descriptive list of content-related best practices, view our Digital Accessibility Checklist: Content document (NYU-access only).

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 and Heading Order: Are there section headings that separate content into segments, and do they descend in a logical way, e.g., Heading 1, Heading 2?
  4. Visibility: Does the text on the page stand out against the background?
  5. Readability: Is text concise on the page and easy to read?
  6. Language: Is your site's language defined, e.g., English, French?
  7. Links: Do the links describe the destination clearly and are they easy to find?
  8. Image Descriptions: Do all images convey a meaning and have descriptive text (alt tags)?
  9. Media Captions: Do media have captions for audio and descriptions for information provided visually?
  10. Keyboard: Can all page elements be accessed without a mouse?