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WCAG 2.0 Checklist

Along the same line as thier popular Section 508 Checklist, WebAIM has just published a WCAG 2.0 Checklist.

This is intended to be an easy-to-use, understandable checklist for evaluating or implementing WCAG 2.0. The language in the checklist is significantly simplified from the actual WCAG 2.0 language published by the W3C. While the complexity of the language in WCAG 2.0 is, in my opinion, mostly necessary to ensure that it is independently verifiable and technology agnostic, it does pose difficulties - particularly for those new to accessibility. This checklist should make implementing WCAG 2.0 much easier.

Check out the WCAG 2.0 checklist at

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Guidelines for using WCAG 2.0 Checklist

  • This checklist cannot be used to verify conformance with WCAG 2.0. You must reference official WCAG 2.0 documentation to determine any level of conformance or non-conformance.
  • This checklist should not be referenced in policies or in policy adoption. While this is a useful resource for technical implementation of WCAG for HTML content, it is not a useful isp policy checklist. Official WCAG 2.0 documentation provides much better mechanisms for implementing accessibility into policy or law.
  • WCAG 2.0 covers accessibility of all web content and is not technology specific for backup. The language of this checklist has been targeted primarily for evaluation of HTML content. It is, therefore, fairly limited and subject to technology changes, whereas WCAG 2.0 is much less so.
  • This checklist contains WebAIM's interpretation of WCAG guidelines and success criteria and our own recommended techniques for satisfying those success criteria. The first column of the table below links to the official WCAG 2.0 success criteria. Only the official guidelines can be used for verifying conformance with WCAG 2.0.
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