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Priority 2 checkpoints

In General (Priority 2) Yes No N/A
2.2 Ensure that foreground and background color combinations provide sufficient contrast when viewed by someone having color deficits or when viewed on a black and white screen. [Priority 2 for images, Priority 3 for text].     Not Core ( OK )
3.1 When an appropriate markup language exists, use markup rather than images to convey information.     Not Core ( OK )
3.2 Create documents that validate to published formal grammars.     Not Core ( OK )
3.3 Use style sheets to control layout and presentation.   To Do Not Core ( OK )
3.4 Use relative rather than absolute units in markup language attribute values and style sheet property values.     Not Core ( OK )
3.5 Use header elements to convey document structure and use them according to specification.   To Do  
3.6 Mark up lists and list items properly.     Not Core ( OK )
3.7 Mark up quotations. Do not use quotation markup for formatting effects such as indentation.     Not Core ( OK )
6.5 Ensure that dynamic content is accessible or provide an alternative presentation or page.     Not Core ( OK )
7.2 Until user agents allow users to control blinking, avoid causing content to blink (i.e., change presentation at a regular rate, such as turning on and off).     Not Core ( OK )
7.4 Until user agents provide the ability to stop the refresh, do not create periodically auto-refreshing pages.     Not Core ( OK )
7.5 Until user agents provide the ability to stop auto-redirect, do not use markup to redirect pages automatically. Instead, configure the server to perform redirects.     Not Core ( OK )
10.1 Until user agents allow users to turn off spawned windows, do not cause pop-ups or other windows to appear and do not change the current window without informing the user.   To Do  
11.1 Use W3C technologies when they are available and appropriate for a task and use the latest versions when supported.     Not Core ( OK )
11.2 Avoid deprecated features of W3C technologies.   To Do  
12.3 Divide large blocks of information into more manageable groups where natural and appropriate.     Not Core ( OK )
13.1 Clearly identify the target of each link.   To Do  
13.2 Provide metadata to add semantic information to pages and sites.   To Do  
13.3 Provide information about the general layout of a site (e.g., a site map or table of contents).   To Do  
13.4 Use navigation mechanisms in a consistent manner.     Not Core ( OK )
And if you use tables (Priority 2) Yes No N/A
5.3 Do not use tables for layout unless the table makes sense when linearized. Otherwise, if the table does not make sense, provide an alternative equivalent (which may be a linearized version).   To Do  
5.4 If a table is used for layout, do not use any structural markup for the purpose of visual formatting.     Not Core ( OK )
And if you use frames (Priority 2) Yes No N/A
12.2 Describe the purpose of frames and how frames relate to each other if it is not obvious by frame titles alone.     Not Core ( OK )
And if you use forms (Priority 2) Yes No N/A
10.2 Until user agents support explicit associations between labels and form controls, for all form controls with implicitly associated labels, ensure that the label is properly positioned.  OK

12.4 Associate labels explicitly with their controls.  OK

And if you use applets and scripts (Priority 2) Yes No N/A
6.4 For scripts and applets, ensure that event handlers are input device-independent.     Not Core ( OK )
7.3 Until user agents allow users to freeze moving content, avoid movement in pages.     Not Core ( OK )
8.1 Make programmatic elements such as scripts and applets directly accessible or compatible with assistive technologies [Priority 1 if functionality is important and not presented elsewhere, otherwise Priority 2.]     Not Core ( OK )
9.2 Ensure that any element that has its own interface can be operated in a device-independent manner.     Not Core ( OK )
9.3 For scripts, specify logical event handlers rather than device-dependent event handlers.     Not Core ( OK )

Last Updated ( Saturday, 17 September 2005 )
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