Sample ADA Compliance Checklist

Review your website for ADA compliance by completing the following checklist. To be fully compliant, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) leveal A and AA standards must be met.

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Level A Compliance

Level A items comprise basic guidelines for website accessibility:

___   Accessibility room types are available on all channels.

___   Accessibility room types have images and detailed descriptive text of ADA rooms.

___   Alt text is applied to images that convey meaningful information.

___   Captions are provided on video content with audio.

___   Video or audio-only content is accompanied by text transcript or description.

___   Links are provided to media players required to view content.

___   Headings are presented in logical order.

___   “b” and “i” tags are replaced with “strong” and “em.”

___   There are no empty links or heading tags.

___   Presentation or feedback does not rely solely on color.

___   Automatically-played audio can be stopped or is not included.

___   The keyboard can be used to navigate the site.

___   Time limits provide notifications to the user before they expire.

___   Automatically scrolling or blinking content can be stopped.

___   No strobe effects or rapidly flashing colors occur on the site.

___   “Skip navigation” functionality is provided to allow keyboard users to quickly access content.

___   Page titles clearly and succinctly describe page content.

___   Buttons and links are clearly and logically named.

___   The language of each page is identified in code.

___   Elements receiving focus do not change layout in a substantial way.

___   Invalid form input is identified to the user.

___   Forms have labels and legends that can be read by screen reader software.

___  .pdf cannot be read by screen readers or text enlargement programs.  Website should have web page copy alternatives.


Level AA Compliance

Level AA is the second level necessary for full ADA compliance and is more advanced than Level A compliance:

___   Contrast ratio between text and page backgrounds is at least 4.5-to-1. Read more.

___   Text on pages can be resized to 200% while still maintaining form.

___   Text-based images are not used.

___   Pages on the site can be accessed in multiple ways.

___   Keyboard focus is visible and clear.

___   Menus and buttons are shown consistently regardless of the user’s location in the site.

___   Users are given suggestions on how to solve input errors.

___   Underlined text that does not provide a link is removed.

___  Text increase/decrese botton


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