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Accessibility checklist

A list of accessibility recommendations, tips and resources. Last updated on 8 November 2020.

Accessibility is not just a checkbox exercise

Although I find checklists useful, it's worth remembering that accessibility shouldn't be reduced to a checkbox exercise. Craig Abbott explains it nicely in this post.

Accessibility is not just a checkbox exercise. It’s about inclusion. It’s providing the same level of service and human rights to everybody and culturally we need to embrace it in everything that we do.
— Craig Abbott


Read my post about how improving typography can help us to meet user needs.

Written content


Read my post about making data tables more accessible.


Read my post about accessible charts.

Colour and contrast




Read my post about SVGs icons.

Layout and structure


Manual tests

Check the service can be operated with…

Further reading on manual testing

Automatic tests

Remember that automatic tests aren't perfect.

It’s important to note, however, that automated accessibility testing tools can only catch 30-50% of your accessibility defects. — Deque

Read building the most inaccessible site possible with a perfect Lighthouse score from Manuel Matuzović.

Other accessibility checklists