Accessibility Checklist

Organizing Content

☐ Contents is organized under headings and subheadings

☐ Headings and subheadings are used sequentially (e.g. Heading 1, heading 2, etc.)


☐ Images that convey information include Alternative Text (alt-text) descriptions of the image’s content or function

☐ Graphs, Charts, and Maps also include contextual or supporting details in the text surrounding the image.

☐ Images do not rely on colour to convey information.

☐ Images that are purely decorative contain empty alternative text descriptions. (Descriptive text is unnecessary if the image doesn’t convey contextual content information).


☐ Tables include row and column headers.

☐ Table includes title or caption.

☐ Table does not have merged or split cells.

☐ Table has adequate cell padding


☐ The weblink is meaningful in context, does not use generic text such as “click here” or “read more”.

☐ Weblinks do not open new windows or tabs.

☐ If weblink must open in a new window, a textual reference is included in the link information


☐ A transcript has been made available for a multimedia resource that includes audio narration or instruction.

  • Transcript includes:
    • Speaker’s name
    • All speech content
    • Relevant descriptions of speech
    • Descriptions of relevant non-speech audio
    • Headings and subheadings

☐ Captions of all speech content and relevant non-speech content are included in the multimedia resource that includes audio synchronized with a video presentation.

☐ Audio descriptions of contextual visuals (graphs, charts, etc) are included in the multimedia resource.


☐ Formulas have been created using MathML.

☐ Formulas are images with alternative text descriptions, if MathML is not an option.

Font Size

☐ Font size is 12 point or higher for body text.

☐ Font size is 9 point for footnotes or end notes.

☐ Font size can be zoomed to 200%.