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Overarching Rules for ADA Compliance

November 2017

1. Does the top of each page with navigation links have a "skip navigation" link?

2. Do all links have a text description that can be read by a screen reader (not just a graphic or "click here")?

3. On your website, do your images such as photographs and graphics have HTML tags ("alt" or long description tags) with text equivalents of the material being visually conveyed?

4. Are all of the documents posted on your website available in HTML or are they 508 Compliant?

5. If your website has online forms, do HTML tags describe all of the controls (including all text fields, check boxes, drop-down lists, and buttons) that people can use in order to complete and submit the forms?

6. If your website has online forms, does the default setting in drop-down lists describe the information being displayed instead of displaying a response option (e.g. "your age" instead of "18-21")?

7. If a webpage has data charts or tables, is HTML used to identify all data cells with column and row identifiers?

8. Do videos on your website have written captions of spoken communication synchronized with the action to provide access to people who are deaf or hard of hearing?

9. Do all audio files on your website have written captions of spoken communication synchronized with the action to provide access to people who are deaf or hard of hearing?

10. Have all webpages been designed so they can be viewed using visitors’ web browser and operating system settings for color and font?

11. Is the website accessibility policy posted on your website in a place where it can be easily located?

12. Does your website home page include easily locatable information, including a telephone number and email address, for use in reporting website accessibility problems and requesting accessible services and information?

Contact Sequel Design today and see how we can help move your website to reasonably conform to 508 Compliance and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. Level A and Level AA Success Criteria ("WCAG 2.0").

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