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Accessibility for content creators checklist

Information regarding how to start evaluating your web content for accessibility.

The UW-Madison is committed to ensuring its websites are accessible to all. This checklist are a good starting point for evaluating your web content.


  •  Do properly nested headings create an outline of the content?
  •  Are items in a list automatically numbered or bulleted?
  •  Does each data table include column headings?
  • More about organization

Text and Images

  •  Do images have appropriate alternative text descriptions?
  •  Is the meaning the same if all text is the same color, size and font?
  •  Does all text have enough color contrast?
  •  Is the purpose and destination of a link clear from the context
  • More about text


  •  Does non-live audio content have basic transcripts?
  •  Does non-live video content have captions?
  • More about audiovisual

Keywords:web accessibility, accessibility standards, Section 508, WCAG 2.0   Doc ID:50807
Owner:Sandi A.Group:Accessibility & Usability
Created:2015-04-23 14:59 CDTUpdated:2020-04-21 09:38 CDT
Sites:Accessibility & Usability, DoIT Help Desk
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