WCAG CHEAT SHEET

Oct 24, 2021 | Resources

CONTENT ACCESSIBILITY GUIDELINES

  • Provide text-alternatives for non-text content like videos.
  • Provide captions and alternatives for audio & video content.
    For images, these are known as “alt” tags.
  • Colors should have sufficient contrast.
    Use online tools such as: https://contrastchecker.com
  • Give users enough time to read and consume content.
    This applies to slideshows, ‘tickers’ and video.
  • Do not use content that causes seizures.
    Content should not flash more than three times in any one second period.
  • Provide ways to help users navigate, find content, and determine where they are.
    Examples would be descriptive: headings, page titles, link text (not “click here”), & breadcrumbs.
  • Make text readable and understandable.
    Offer translation services, avoid confusing phrasing, idioms, abbreviations, confusing pronunciation, and make text accessible to users with lower secondary education.
  • Make web pages appear and operate in predictable ways.
    Clear and consistent navigation.
  • Help users avoid and correct mistakes.
    Clear labels, error explanations and suggest corrections.

FINAL THOUGHTS AND RESOURCES

The purpose of this document is to provide a simple guide for website operators to assist in the publication of content.

This guide is based on the W3C cheatsheet

Please consult the WCAG guidelines website for a full list of criteria.

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Disclaimer: This guide should not be considered legal advice, or authoritative in nature.

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