Is your site ready to go live?
Once you have finished adding content to your website, take a few minutes to run through the list below to ensure it is ADA compliant and ready to be published. When you are ready, send an email to Karen Burns at email@example.com (or firstname.lastname@example.org) for final review and site launch.
- Alt text – Every image that has been added using the Image element (not gallery or slideshow elements) must have descriptive alt text provided or “ ” (null field indicator) for decorative-only images. See http://people.ua.edu/alternative-text.html for more information.
- SEO Information – Under the SEO section of the Settings tab, complete the site description and meta keywords. http://people.ua.edu/use-the-seo-tools-in-your-account.html
- Titles – Did you use the Title element for all titles? Simply making text (using the Text element) larger and bold, doesn’t make it a title to people using a screen reader. http://people.ua.edu/headings-and-accessibility.html
- PDFs uploaded – Are the pdfs accessible? Here’s an easy test: open the pdf and try to highlight a section of the text. If you can, then it is accessible. If the entire file highlights, then it’s an image and will need to be converted to text using Adobe Acrobat Pro’s OCR tool. http://people.ua.edu/pdf-documents.html
- Drop-down menus – If your site contains drop-downs, make sure all links are provided on the top navigation page. See http://people.ua.edu/drop-down-menus-and-accessibility.html for details.
- Links – Do links make sense out of context? Users of assistive technology may navigate your website by tabbing from link to link. http://people.ua.edu/screen-readers-and-links.html