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Quick tips to make your site accessible to everyone, including
people with disabilities, handheld devices and slow connections

  1. Images, Photographs & Animations Use the alt attribute to concisely describe the function of all visuals.
  2. Page Organization Use headings, lists, table summaries, and clear and consistent page structure to make pages quick to scan.
  3. Imagemaps Many people cannot use a mouse. Use client-side MAP to provide alt text for imagemap hotspots.
  4. Hypertext Links Descriptive link text improves access for those who cannot see. Ensure that each link makes sense when read alone.
  5. Graphs & charts Summarize content or use the longdesc attribute.
  1. Audio & Video Provide captions or transcripts of audio content, and text or audio descriptions of video content.
  2. Scripts, Applets, Plug-ins Provide alternate content so that no information is lost when active content is unsupported or turned off.
  3. Frames Label each frame with title or name, and include a hypertext start-page in the NOFRAMES element.
  4. Tables Avoid using tables to format text columns. Make sure cell-by-cell reading order makes sense for tabular data.
  5. Evaluate Validate the HTML & CSS of your site. Check accessibility with available tools, and with image, sound and animation off.

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