The following checklist is intended to guide managers on the review of source order accessibility. It should be used during the review phase to ensure compliance of the site.
Areas of importance to be reviewed for source order accessibility are also covered specifically in the relevant category factsheet:
- interactive site features (e.g. Interactive Maps, Slideshow, Image Gallery etc).
Has the appropriate formatting been used (i.e. for text layout whitespace is not used to format text to into a column layout)?
Has the appropriate formatting been used (i.e. for tabular content whitespace is not used to format text to look like a table)?
Does the visual order of columns match the order of the content with style sheets disabled?
Does the visual order of the site features (i.e. navigation, form etc.) match the order of the content with style sheets disabled?
Are the visual and source order in the correct reading sequence in the content?
Are the visual and source order in the correct reading sequence in the form?
Is the keyboard focus order meaningful – does the tab order preserve meaning and operability (i.e. the TABINDEX attribute has not been used as this may interfere with built-in logical tab order)?
Does the visual and source order of the site page and/or feature match the keyboard focus order?
If the selection of an option causes a change in context and/or content is the change after the current focus?
If hovering over an option causes a change in context and/or content, is the change after the current focus?
If the change in content and/or context is not instigated by the user (e.g. by selecting a button), is the user informed of the change prior to the change occurring?