Manager Checklist

The following checklists are intended to guide managers on the review of page titles, text content, headings and links accessibility. It should be used during the review phase to ensure compliance of content on the site.

Level A

Page title

PGT_A1:

Do all pages have a page <title>?

PGT_A2:

Does every page <title> contain text content?

PGT_A3i:

Is each page <title> legible?

PGT_A3ii:

Is each page <title> accurate?

PGT_A3iii:

Is each page <title> unique?

PGT_A3iv:

Is each page <title> concise?

PGT_A3v:

Is each page <title> descriptive?

PGT_A3vi:

Is each page <title> correct (i.e does not include ASCII characters – punctuation excepted)?

PGT_A4i:

Does each page <title> include a site reference?

PGT_A4ii:

Is the site is referenced consistently in every page <title>?

Text content

TXT_A1i:

Are instructions correct i.e. are not based solely on visual location e.g.‘below’ or appearance e.g ‘square’)?

TXT_A1ii:

Are instructions device independent (i.e.‘click..’ is not used)?

TXT_A2i:

Is all page content spelt correctly?

TXT_A2ii:

Is all content meaningful when linearised?

TXT_A2iii:

Are dates in a friendly format?

TXT_A2iv:

Is all text complete (i.e. not cut off mid-word or mid-sentence)?

TXT_A2v:

Is information conveyed correctly and independent of any colour used?

TXT_A2vi:

Is information conveyed correctly and independent of any ASCII characters used (punctuation excepted)?

TXT_A2vii:

Is information conveyed correctly and independent of any shading used?

TXT_A3i:

Have ASCII characters or number superscripts been coded correctly as links?

TXT_A3ii:

Do all pages specify a valid DOCTYPE?

Headings

HED_A1i:

Do all pages have at least one heading?

HED_A1ii:

Has the page been structured with sufficient headings (i.e. there are no headings missing)?

HED_A1iii:

Do all pages start with a H1 heading?

HED_A2i:

Have all headings been coded using H1, H2,etc?

HED_A2ii:

Are headings nested properly?

HED_A2iii:

Are heading levels correct?

HED_A2iv:

Are headings correct (i.e. do not specify additional style sheet classes)?

HED_A2v:

Are hidden structural labels correctly coded (i.e. not coded as headings)?

HED_A2vi:

Are headings correct (i.e. the site title is not coded as a heading)?

HED_A2vii:

Are headings correct when style sheets are disabled?

HED_A3i:

Are headings spelt correctly?

HED_A3ii:

Are headings concise?

HED_A3iii:

Do headings contain text content (i.e. headings are not empty)?

HED_A3iv:

Are headings descriptive?

HED_A3v:

Are headings in sentence case (i.e. not capitalised)?

Link Text

LNK_A1i:

Is link text clear?

LNK_A1ii:

Is link text device independent (i.e. “click” has not been used in link text)?

LNK_A1iii:

Is link text in sentence case (i.e. is not capitalised)?

LNK_A1iv:

Is link text correct (i.e does not include ASCII characters – punctuation excepted)?

LNK_A1v:

Is link text descriptive (i.e. does not consist only of a url)?

LNK_A1vi:

Is link text descriptive (i.e. does not consist only of the words ‘more’ or ‘here’ without additional information)?

LNK_A2i:

Does inactive text appear differently to link (i.e. text is not given the visual appearance of a link)?

LNK_A2ii:

Are all links active (i.e. is everything that could be a link coded as a link e.g. a URL)?

LNK_A2iii:

Are all links active (i.e. there are no broken links)?

LNK_A2iv:

Are all links active (i.e. there are no empty links)?

LNK_A3i:

Are skip links present on every page?

LNK_A3ii:

Are skip links worded correctly e.g. “Skip to the content” or “Skip to main content”?

LNK_A3iii:

Are skip links visible?

LNK_A3iv:

Are skip links the first link on the page?

LNK_A3v:

Are skip links active (i.e. not broken)?

LNK_A3vi:

Does the skip link have an anchor on the page?

LNK_A4i:

Is the purpose of pagination links clear (i.e. a ‘Go to page:’ structural label prior to the pagination links is present)?

LNK_A4ii:

Is the purpose of alphabetised links clear (i.e. a ‘Go to page:’ structural label prior to the alphabetised links is present)?

LNK_A5:

Are links sufficiently distinguished from standard text (i.e. are links evident by more than just colour alone)?

LNK_A6:

Are all links coded in HTML (i.e. JavaScript links have not been used)?

Level AA

Text Content

TXT_AA1:

Has text been used in content and not images of text?

TXT_AA2:

Has foreign language [in page content] been marked up with the LANG attribute?

Headings

HED_AA1:

Have all headings been followed by appropriate page content?

Link Text

LNK_AA1i:

Are all pagination links consistent?

LNK_AA1ii:

Are all alphabetised links consistent?

LNK_AA2i:

Is link text colour contrast sufficient?

LNK_AA2ii:

Is in-line link formatting consistent?

LNK_AA2iii:

Are ‘Back to top’ links consistent?