By Andrew Seales
Reposted with permission by Nightowl >8#
Last I heard, Yahoo is scrambling to cover its unit before justice levels THEM. Web Site ADA Compliance Checklist:
If the page includes any server-side image maps, are duplicate text links provided for all links within the server-side image maps?
If the page includes any server-side image maps, have you established a timetable to replace the server-side image maps with client-side image maps except where the regions cannot be defined with an available geometric shape?
If the page includes one or more client-side image maps, does each map region have a text equivalent via “alt” (alternative text attribute) or does the page otherwise include a meaningful description of the non-text element in the text accompanying it?
If the page includes data in tables (either HTML tables or preformatted text tables using the <PRE> tag) and if any of the tables have two or more rows (including header or data cells), does each cell provide identification of row and column headers?
If the page uses frames, does each frame have a title that meaningfully describes it?
Does the page include content (such as applets or content requiring plug-ins) that may cause the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz?
If the page includes navigational links to other web pages within the same website, is there a link allowing users of screen readers to skip over those links?
If the page requires users to respond within a fixed amount of time before the user is “timed out,” is the user alerted that he or she will be timed out and given sufficient time to indicate that more time is required before actually being timed out?
Taking into consideration your responses to the previous questions, if the reviewed page likely contains barriers to access for people with disabilities, do you have an alternative text-only page that contains the same information and is updated as often as the reviewed page?
Originally posted here.