UTEP Web Page Accessibility Checklist
Question 35 added 05/28/2009
Programmer/Developer/Webmaster Name:_________________________________ Date: ___/___/_____
Application Name / Version: _____________________________________________________________________
Web Page Area / Date / URL: ___________________________________________________________________
Instructions: This checklist should be used during web page development as a guide and as an assist for creating compliant web pages. After development, this checklist should be completed for each application, web site, and/or web page prior to code release / use. This checklist is subject to change at any time without notification.
The only acceptable method for ensuring TAC (Texas Administrative Code) & US 508 compliance (accessibility) is a combination of manual checks and the use of automated accessibility checkers. Neither manual checking or automated checking alone provides satisfactory assurance of accessibility. Several automated tools are available to assist in checking TAC & US 508 compliance. A listing of those tools (Color/Contrast analyzer, W3C HTML/XHTML checker, , 508 checker) is provided at the following link: http://utminers.utep.edu/dmbatten/usefullinks.html. Testing with accessibility technologies, such as JAWS, ensures that those with disabilities can access the information on the web page.
It is STRONGLY suggested that you use all the tools listed above prior to completing the checklist below.
The TAC document can be found at the following link: Texas Administrative Code
A synopsis of the TAC which pertains to web pages, as of 9/11/2008, can be found at: http://utminers.utep.edu/dmbatten/usefullinks.html
Note: After completion his document must be retained by the creating authority due to the potential of audit from the State of Texas, IRDR. A copy of this document along with a copy of the explanation document should be sent to the regulating authority, Information Technology for Applications and Department of Web Content for Web Pages, web forms and web sites.
The programmer, developer and/or webmaster is responsible for complying with the TAC and any subsequent requirements. This document is a guide for compliant creation of accessible web pages.
*For items answered "Not
Applicable", provide a brief description in a separate document
explaining why the item is not applicable to this accessibility check
point. Explanation documents should always be kept with the completed
Answering "No" to any of the above questions does not automatically imply that your site or page is not compliant. Each site should be reviewed, using both manual and automatic techniques to ensure compliance.
**This is a 'living document" whose only valid version is online. Printed copies may be out of date. This document is subject to immediate and unannounced updates and changes as dictated by the UT System and the UTEP Department of Web Content. It is the user's responsibility to stay informed of the current version and to utilize the contents herein.
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