Quick tips for accessible Web sites
- By Heather Harreld
- Oct 02, 2000
* Images and animations: Use the "alt" attribute to describe the function
of each visual.
* Image maps: Use client-side MAP and text for hotspots.
* Multimedia: Provide captioning and transcripts of audio and descriptions
* Hypertext links: Use text that makes sense when read out of context.
For example, avoid phrases such as "click here."
* Page organization: Use headings, lists and consistent structure. Use
"CSS" for layout and style where possible.
* Graphs and charts: Summarize or use the "longdesc" attribute.
* Scripts, applets and plug-ins: Provide alternative content in case
active features are inaccessible or unsupported.
* Frames: Specify "noframes" and use meaningful titles.
* Tables: Make line-by-line reading sensible; summarize.
* Overall content: Check your work; validate.
Source: World Wide Web Consortium