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Is your web site accessible?






Images and image maps --  If you use images or image maps, use the ALT tag to provide a clear text alternative. Descriptive ALT text should let the user know what an image is and the purpose of that image.  Use client-side image maps.




Charts and graphs -- If you use charts or graphs, provide a text alternative that summarizes the content of each chart or graph, or use the LONGDESC attribute.




Color --  If you use color to convey information, ensure that this information is also available without color, from the context or markup.




Motion and animation -- If you use motion or animation, make sure that it's necessary, and provide a text description that conveys the functionality.  Avoid blinking or scrolling text.




Symbols and notation -- If you use symbols or notation, provide a text equivalent via image ALT attributes.




Tables -- If you use tables make sure that reading linearly row-by-row makes sense (screen readers always read tables left to right, top to bottom).  Use appropriate HTML table markup tags to identify rows and columns correctly.  Avoid using tables to control page layout.




Frames -- Avoid using frames.  If you do use them, clearly title each frame; use the TITLE attribute to facilitate navigation and frame identification.  Consider providing a frameless alternative.




Javascripts and Java applets -- If you use javascripts or java applets, provide alternative pages for browsers which do not support <script>- and <applet>-generated content.  Ensure that equivalents for dynamic content are updated when the dynamic content changes.




Style sheets -- Ensure that pages can be read if cascading style sheets are not supported.




Viewers or plug-ins -- For formats like PDF which require viewers or plug-ins, provide an accessible alternative as needed.




Audio -- If you use audio, provide a text transcription.  Synchronize text with video.




Video -- If you use video, provide a text transcription.




Non-English languages -- For languages other than English, use the <lang> tag to identify the language.




All pages -- Use simple, clear language appropriate to the intellectual content of the page.



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