Quick tips for accessible Web sites

* 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

of video.

* 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

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