Documentation checklist

Understanding accessibility

If you are new to accessibility, review "Understanding accessibility" before completing the checklist or contacting the Human Ability and Accessibility Center for help.

IBM Documentation accessibility checklist

Use this checklist for:

Provide documentation on all accessibility features including keyboard access, then use the Web checklist for Web-based documentation such as:

Techniques pages, accessed via the link in each checkpoint, may contain more recent updates. Be sure to review the techniques pages for the latest accessibility guidance

IBM Documentation accessibility checklist - Version 2.1
Checkpoint Yes No
1. Provide documentation in an accessible format.

1.1 Non-text Content: All non-text content that is presented to the user has a text alternative that serves the equivalent purpose.

1.2 Information and relationships: Define information, structure, and relationships.

1.3 Color & contrast: Any information that is conveyed by color is also evident without color.

1.4 Meaningful sequence: Define document reading order.

1.5 Forms: Define form element labels.

1.6 Tables: Identify table cells and relationships between cells.

1.7 Threshold violations: Do not include text or images that flash more than 2 times in a one second period.

1.8 Navigation: Provide an accessible method to navigate long documents.

1.9 Language of page: Define the default language.

2. Document all accessibility features

2.1 Provide documentation on all accessibility features including keyboard access.


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Last updated November 1, 2012

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