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Easy Checks for Digital Accessibility

Date & Time
Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 10:20 AM PDT  
Orange County 1-2  

WAI's Easy Checks have been used by thousands of people who were new to digital accessibility as a simple first approach to checking the accessibility of websites. The 'Easy Checks – A First Review of Web Accessibility' was first published in 2013 replacing 'Preliminary Review of Web Sites for Accessibility' published in 2005.

Easy Checks is intended to be used by people with a range of different needs, for example:

Instructor — Ishmael teaches a class on digital accessibility. Ishmael uses Easy Checks as an introduction to website evaluation.

Procurer — Pat is responsible for contracting a vendor to do a promotional campaign for a major product release. The campaign includes creating web pages and social media content. The RFP/RFT includes accessibility requirements. Pat wants to check the potential vendors’ websites for basic accessibility issues.

Advocate — Aleksander (who has a disability) encountered an accessibility barrier trying to use a website. They want to know if there are many other problems.

The new version of WAI's 'Easy Checks' has been totally redesigned and re-written to make them easier to understand and use. They now use simple browser boookmarklets.

The checks will cover:

  • image alt attributes
  • page title
  • heading structure
  • color contrast
  • skip link
  • keyboard focus visible
  • language of page
  • zoom levels
  • captions
  • transcripts
  • audio description
  • form element labels
  • required fields

This Presentation Link (PDF) is provided by the Presenter(s) and not hosted by the Center on Disabilities at CSUN. The Center on Disabilities has confirmed, as of April 18, 2024, content linked is relevant to the presentation, but has not been reviewed for accessibility nor will the Center on Disabilities attempt to remediate any accessibility issues in the linked content. Please contact the Presenter(s) with any accessibility concerns.

Information & Communications Technology
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
Learn how anyone can start checking web pages for accessibility – no expertise required. W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) re-envisioned the popular “Easy Checks – A First Review of Web Accessibility”. Come get a jump start on the new approach.  
Primary Topic
Digital Accessibility  
Secondary Topics
  • Evaluation & Remediation
  • Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Web
Session Type
General Track  


  • Andrew Arch
  • Shawn Henry
  • Kevin White
    W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

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