The following checklist is intended to guide managers on the review of image accessibility. It should be used during the review phase to ensure compliance of all images on the site.
Do ALL images have an
Do images that convey no information, e.g. spacer or decorative images, have an empty
Does an image next to a text link (with the same target location) have an empty
Does a set of grouped images e.g. star images used to indicate a rating, have only one
ALTattribute (i.e. one image has an
ALTand the other
ALTattributes are empty)?
Is the image
ALTattribute accurately describe the image or convey the image purpose?
ALTattribute correct (i.e. does not consist only of a filename e.g. “image.jpg”, “spacer.gif”)?
ALTattribute correct (i.e. does not include the words “image”, “photo” or “graphic”)?
Are company logo image
ALT’s correct (i.e. the
ALTcan include the word “logo”)?
ALTattribute correct (i.e. does contain copyright, figure or author information)?
ALTattribute for non-decorative images correct (i.e does not contain only whitespace e.g.
ALTattribute device independent (i.e. does not contain words such as “click”?
ALTattribute correct (i.e. does not contain information that is not conveyed by the image)?
ALTattribute different to the caption if a caption is provided?
Is the image caption located near the image?
Is all text on the image included in the
Do complex images (e.g. diagrams) meet ALL the following requirements: Is there a long description as part of the page content?Is the long description (or a link to it) near the image?Is the long description referred to in the
ALTattribute?Is the long description equivalent to the complex image?Is the long description marked up as text (i.e. the
LONGDESCattribute is not used)?
Are ALL image maps client-side (i.e.
<IMG SRC… USEMAP="#map">)?
Do all areas on an image map have an appropriate
Has MATHML been used for mathematical equations (i.e. not images of formula)?
Is any information conveyed by an image presented in a way that is not reliant on colour alone?
Does each individual image in an image gallery describe in detail the content of the image?
Are images used appropriately (i.e. are not being used in place of HTML text)?
Has sufficient colour contrast been used between the foreground and background on the image?