Documentation checklist

Version 2.1

***Important Note***

The 2.1 checkpoints are not being retained as separate pages on this site; all links to the checkpoints in the below checklist have been removed. IBM teams wishing to cross-reference these archived checkpoint pages can visit the intranet version of the 2.1.1 documentation checklist (internal-use only).

Revised Section 508 requirements for documentation have been incorporated into the IBM Accessibility Checklist, version 7.0, published on May 8, 2017. Teams should use this new checklist for documentation (whether or not web-based).

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 February, 2018

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