Love it or hate it, your credit union website should be compliant with ADA regulations. Below is a checklist to make compliance easy for you.
ADA Compliance Checklist
- Images have alternate text that can be read by screen reader software.
- Recorded video content includes captions.
- 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 does not rely solely on color.
- Automatically-played audio does not occur or can be stopped.
- The keyboard can be used to navigate the site.
- Keyboard focus is never stuck on one particular page element.
- Time limits provide notifications to the user.
- Automatically scrolling or blinking content can be stopped.
- No strobe effects or rapidly flashing colors occur on the site.
- “Skip navigation” functionality allows 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 content 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.
- Live video or audio content includes captions.
- Contrast ratio between text and page backgrounds is at least 4.5:1 for normal text and 3:1 for large text.
- Text on pages can be resized to 200% while still maintaining form.
- Images are not used where text can achieve the same purpose.
- Pages on the site can be accessed in multiple ways.
- Keyboard focus is visible and clear.
- Menus and buttons are used consistently regardless of the user’s location in the site.
- Users are given suggestions on how to solve input errors.
- An error prevention technique is used whenever the user is entering sensitive data.
- Underlined text that does not provide a link is removed.
- Redundant links on the same page are eliminated or minimized.
- ADA Compliance Checklist. (Accessed 18 November 2016). https://www.paperstreet.com/ADA-compliance-checklist/
- Website Accessibility Under Title II of the ADA. (Accessed 18 November 2016). https://www.ada.gov/pcatoolkit/chap5toolkit.htm
- Title II Checklist (Website Accessibility). (Accessed 18 November 2016). https://www.ada.gov/pcatoolkit/chap5chklist.htm
- HTML 508 Checklist. (Accessed 18 November 2016). http://www.hhs.gov/web/section-508/making-files-accessible/checklist/html/index.html
- WCAG 2.0 Checklist from WebAIM. (Uploaded 21 July 2017). http://webaim.org/standards/wcag/WCAG2Checklist.pdf
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