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Title: Comply with Section 508
Document Type: guideline
Description: All websites designed for or by the United States government must comply with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. More >>
 
Title: Design Forms for Users With Assistive Technologies
Document Type: guideline
Description: Ensure that users using assistive technology can complete and submit online forms.
 
Title: Test Plug-Ins and Applets for Accessibility
Document Type: guideline
Description: To ensure accessibility, test any applets, plug-ins or other applications required to interpret page content to ensure that they can be used by assistive technologies.
 
Title: Ensure that Scripts Allow Accessibility
Document Type: guideline
Description: When designing for accessibility, ensure that the information provided on pages that utilize scripting languages to display content or to create interface elements can be read by assistive technology.
 
Title: Provide Text Equivalents for Non-Text Elements
Document Type: guideline
Description: Provide a text equivalent for every non-text element that conveys information.
 
Title: Enable Users to Skip Repetitive Navigation Links
Document Type: guideline
Description: To aid those using assistive technologies, provide a means for users to skip repetitive navigation links.
 
Title: Provide Equivalent Pages
Document Type: guideline
Description: Provide text-only pages with equivalent information and functionality if compliance with accessibility provisions cannot be accomplished in any other way
 
Title: Provide Client-side Image Maps
Document Type: guideline
Description: To improve accessibility, provide client-side image maps instead of server-side image maps.
 
Title: Do Not Use Color Alone to Convey Information
Document Type: guideline
Description: Ensure that all information conveyed with color is also available without color.
 
Title: Synchronize Multimedia Elements
Document Type: guideline
Description: To ensure accessibility, provide equivalent alternatives for multimedia elements that are synchronized.
 
Title: Do Not Require Style Sheets
Document Type: guideline
Description: Organize documents so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet.
 
Title: Avoid Screen Flicker
Document Type: guideline
Description: Design Web pages that do not cause the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz.
 
Title: Provide Frame Titles
Document Type: guideline
Description: To ensure accessibility, provide frame titles that facilitate frame identification and navigation.
 
Title: Acceptable Uses of Flash
Document Type: standard
Description: Obtain approval for all proposed use of Flash at concept stage.
 
Title: Accessible (508) Excel Presentations
Document Type: standard
Description: Excel file content must be 508 compliant or accessible. 
 
Title: Accessible (508) HTML Forms
Document Type: standard
Description: HTML Forms must be Section 508 compliant.
 
Title: Accessibility (508) Accommodation
Document Type: standard
Description: Provide accommodation (with approval) for access to files or content that are not Section 508 compliant.
 
Title: Font Size and Typeface
Document Type: standard
Description: HHS must use a 12-point (or larger) Verdana (preferred) or Arial font for standard text and links on all web pages.
 
Title: Presenting Links to Materials in Multiple Languages
Document Type: standard
Description: Present links to foreign language content on menu and content pages.
 
Title: Accessibility (508) and Email
Document Type: standard
Description: HHS must make all broadcast emails and emails generated by Web applications (“Email this page,” etc.) accessible to people with disabilities.