Appendix: Checklist for Accessibility Toolkit

Organizing Content

  • ☐ Contents is organized under headings and subheadings
  • ☐ Headings and subheadings are used sequentially (e.g. Heading 1, heading 2, etc

Images

  • ☐ Images that convey information include Alternative Text (alt-text) descriptions of the image’s content or function
  • ☐ Graphs, Charts, and Maps also include contextual or supporting details in the text surrounding the image.
  • ☐ Images do not rely on colour to convey information.
  • ☐ Images that are purely decorative contain empty alternative text descriptions. (Descriptive text is unnecessary if the image doesn’t convey contextual content information).

Tables

  • ☐ Tables include row and column headers.
  • ☐ Table includes title or caption.
  • ☐ Table does not have merged or split cells.
  • ☐ Table has adequate cell padding

Weblinks

  • ☐ The weblink is meaningful in context, does not use generic text such as “click here” or “read more”.
  • ☐ Weblinks do not open new windows or tabs.
  • ☐ If weblink must open in a new window, a textual reference is included in the link information

Multimedia

  • ☐ A transcript has been made available for a multimedia resource that includes audio narration or instruction.
    • Transcript includes:
      • Speaker’s name
      • All speech content
      • Relevant descriptions of speech
      • Descriptions of relevant non-speech audio
      • Headings and subheadings
  • ☐ Captions of all speech content and relevant non-speech content are included in the multimedia resource that includes audio synchronized with a video presentation.
  • ☐ Audio descriptions of contextual visuals (graphs, charts, etc) are included in the multimedia resource.

Formulas

  • ☐ Formulas have been created using MathML.
  • ☐ Formulas are images with alternative text descriptions, if MathML is not an option.

Font Size

  • ☐ Font size is 12 point or higher for body text.
  • ☐ Font size is 9 point for footnotes or end notes.
  • ☐ Font size can be zoomed to 200%.