Checklist for ADA Compliance in Online Courses

YesNoN/A
Linksa. Provides wordings for the links. Avoids using "click here" for the links.
b. Uses text descriptions for the links.
Texta. Uses serif fonts for easy readability.
b. Uses dark font colors on light backgrounds (preferably black text on a white background)
c. Avoids extremely bright colors as a background color
d. Uses one font throughout the site
e. Avoids overuse of all CAPS, bold or italics
f. Avoids underlining words, which a screen reader can mistake for a navigation link
Imagesa. Images are clear.
b. Image files are optimized for efficient loading.
c. Use of animated images is limited to only those that contribute to the learning experience - supporting the course content.
Avoids animated or blinking images, text, or cursor. These can cause seizures for some people.
e. All images have alt texts/long descriptions attached to them.
Audioa. Audio quality is clear
b. Audio file length is adequate to meet the goals of the activity without being too large to restrict users' ability to download the file on computers with lower bandwidths
c. A written transcript is provided with all audio files
d. Audio files are adequate to meet the goals of the activity without adding unnecessary information
e. Audio player required is compatible with multiple operating systems and requires only a standard, free plug-in
Videoa. Video quality is clear
b. Video files are adequate in length to meet the goals of the activity without being too large to restrict users' ability to download the file on computers with lower bandwidths
c. Provides closed-captioning or has accompanying text-based scripts for all videos
d. Video file lengths are adequate to meet the goals of the activity without adding unnecessary information
e. Video player required is compatible with multiple operating systems and requires only a standard, free plug-in