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The following checklist was adapted from:

Priority 1 checkpoints

In General (Priority 1) Yes No N/A
1.1 Provide a text equivalent for every non-text element (e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content). This includes: images, graphical representations of text (including symbols), image map regions, animations (e.g., animated GIFs), applets and programmatic objects, ascii art, frames, scripts, images used as list bullets, spacers, graphical buttons, sounds (played with or without user interaction), stand-alone audio files, audio tracks of video, and video. OK    
2.1 Ensure that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup.     Not Core ( OK )
4.1 Clearly identify changes in the natural language of a document's text and any text equivalents (e.g., captions).     Not Core ( OK )
6.1 Organize documents so they may be read without style sheets. For example, when an HTML document is rendered without associated style sheets, it must still be possible to read the document.   To Do Not Core ( OK )
6.2 Ensure that equivalents for dynamic content are updated when the dynamic content changes.     Not Core ( OK )
7.1 Until user agents allow users to control flickering, avoid causing the screen to flicker.     Not Core ( OK )
14.1 Use the clearest and simplest language appropriate for a site's content.     Not Core ( OK )
And if you use images and image maps (Priority 1) Yes No N/A
1.2 Provide redundant text links for each active region of a server-side image map.     Not Core ( OK )
9.1 Provide client-side image maps instead of server-side image maps except where the regions cannot be defined with an available geometric shape.     Not Core ( OK )
And if you use tables (Priority 1) Yes No N/A
5.1 For data tables, identify row and column headers.   To Do Not Core ( OK )
5.2 For data tables that have two or more logical levels of row or column headers, use markup to associate data cells and header cells.   To Do Not Core ( OK )
And if you use frames (Priority 1) Yes No N/A
12.1 Title each frame to facilitate frame identification and navigation.     Not Core ( OK )
And if you use applets and scripts (Priority 1) Yes No N/A
6.3 Ensure that pages are usable when scripts, applets, or other programmatic objects are turned off or not supported. If this is not possible, provide equivalent information on an alternative accessible page.     Not Core ( OK )
And if you use multimedia (Priority 1) Yes No N/A
1.3 Until user agents can automatically read aloud the text equivalent of a visual track, provide an auditory description of the important information of the visual track of a multimedia presentation.     Not Core ( OK )
1.4 For any time-based multimedia presentation (e.g., a movie or animation), synchronize equivalent alternatives (e.g., captions or auditory descriptions of the visual track) with the presentation.     Not Core ( OK )
And if all else fails (Priority 1) Yes No N/A
11.4 If, after best efforts, you cannot create an accessible page, provide a link to an alternative page that uses W3C technologies, is accessible, has equivalent information (or functionality), and is updated as often as the inaccessible (original) page.     Not Core ( OK )

Last Updated ( Saturday, 17 September 2005 )
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