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Easy Checks changelog
This page lists changes to Easy Checks - A First Review of Web Accessibility since the draft was posted in June 2013.
- Added video introduction
14 & 22 December 2017
- Update instructions under Resize text checks
- Tweaked spacing around figures
8 & 9 August 2017
- In Contrast section:
- Added "There should also be sufficient contrast between text and its background by default, so that many people can read it without changing the colors."
- Changed "Web pages should also have a minimum contrast by default: a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1 for normal-size text." to "The contrast between all text and its background is at least 4.5:1 for normal-size text."
- Changed example under https://www.w3.org/WAI/eval/preliminary#ctrlcmd
16 December 2016
- Significant update: added new check on Moving, Flashing, or Blinking Content
- Changed "FF Toolbar" to "WebDev Toolbar" and added: "Web Developer Toolbar for Chrome, Opera, and Firefox..." along with relevant links to the browsers and extensions.
- Diff shows several minor edits.
11-20 December 2013
- Intro - added "Additional evaluation guidance is available from: ..." & 3 links
- screen reader explanation - clarified and simplified
- "To check page title with different browsers" section - updated image, changed order
- Image text alternatives ("alt text") section - minor tweaks to Tips and the first sentence under "Alt text checks"
- Keyboard access and visual focus - edited second paragraph and moved illustration from lower down up to here
- Contrast - added section "Checking contrast with FF"
- Forms, Labels, and Errors - added "To check labels if you're comfortable looking at the HTML markup" section. changed headin from just "Forms". added under check with BAD, "Also, the page title includes "Submission Failed".".
- Basic Structure Check - changed section title from Plain Content View
- and a few other minor tweaks, including "EDIT"s from 20 Dec minutes
2014 and 2015
Mostly minor copy edits.
4 November 2013
- Resize Text section - significant edits
- Page Title section - moved content around
- Keyboard section - minor edits
- Using these Easy checks - added first section
- Minor edits, such as: in learn more about Headings, deleted links to techniques
17 September 2013
- Corrected "(for example, for left-to-right languages: top to bottom, left to right)"
2 July 2013
- Added Forms section
- Added Plain Content View section
1 July 2013
- Added markup to Background
- Added "optional" to heading: Tools: FF Toolbar and IE WAT (optional)</span>
- Added list of things not covered in Encourage thorough accessibility evaluation section
- Added placeholder for new section: Plain Content View
minor edits, most of which are listed in this Easy Checks Comments wiki page
- "Easy Checks - A First Review of Web Accessibility" was first published as a draft in June 2013.
- It replaced "Preliminary Review of Web Sites for Accessibility" that was first published in September 2005.
- It was originally one section of "Evaluating Web Sites for Accessibility" that was first published in October 2001.