This Accessibility and Compliance Checklist is designed to ensure that websites and digital platforms are accessible to all users, including those with disabilities, and comply with relevant regulations.
By adhering to this checklist, you’ll not only make your digital assets more inclusive but also minimize the risk of legal complications.
The AI Prompts for each section offer personalized assistance to help you achieve full accessibility and compliance.
This section ensures that your website meets the fundamental accessibility standards, making it usable by as many people as possible.
- Use semantic HTML for content structure.
- Ensure all images have descriptive alt text.
- Provide text alternatives for non-text content like videos and audio.
- Make sure the website is navigable via keyboard.
- Use ARIA roles and attributes where applicable.
- Ensure resizable text without loss of content.
- Test color contrast for readability.
- ChatGPT, what are some basic accessibility features every website should have?
- ChatGPT, how can I test my website for accessibility?
- ChatGPT, can you recommend any tools or plugins for improving website accessibility?
Advanced Accessibility Features
This section focuses on implementing advanced accessibility features that go beyond the basics.
- Implement voice command functionality.
- Provide transcripts for video and audio content.
- Use accessible forms with proper labels and error handling.
- Offer multiple ways to access content, such as a search function.
- Ensure dynamic content is accessible.
- Use accessible pop-ups and modals.
- Test the website with various assistive technologies.
- ChatGPT, what are some advanced accessibility features I can implement?
- ChatGPT, how can I make dynamic content accessible?
- ChatGPT, what assistive technologies should I test my website with?
This section ensures that your website complies with laws and regulations like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
- Ensure ADA compliance for website accessibility.
- Check for GDPR compliance if you collect and store user data.
- Add a Terms and Conditions page.
- Audit any third-party tools or plugins for compliance with privacy laws.
- Regularly update compliance documents and features.
- ChatGPT, how can I make sure my website complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
- ChatGPT, what should be included in the terms and conditions page to protect my business?
User Testing and Feedback
User testing provides valuable insights into how accessible and compliant your website truly is.
- Conduct usability tests with a diverse group of users, including those with disabilities.
- Collect feedback on accessibility features.
- Use analytics to identify any bottlenecks or issues in user navigation.
- Make necessary adjustments based on user feedback and test results.
- Keep an open channel for ongoing user feedback.
- Regularly update and improve accessibility features.
- Document all testing procedures and results for compliance records.
- ChatGPT, how can I conduct usability tests for website accessibility?
- ChatGPT, what analytics should I look at for assessing accessibility?
- ChatGPT, how can I collect and utilize user feedback for improving accessibility?
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