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Accessibility checklist

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0)

The checklist and document with additional explanations form the basis for the necessary technical, creative and editorial measures underpinning the creation of accessible websites. They are based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0)

The checklist is numbered and is used to evaluate the criteria for successful accessibility with “Yes” (fulfilled), “No” (not fulfilled) or “n.a.” (not applicable – if the relevant elements are not available on the website). Three levels are distinguished: level A for minimum accessibility, level AA for good accessibility and level AAA for excellent accessibility. All applicable criteria must be fulfilled for compliance with a particular level. It is recommended to satisfy WCAG 2.0 compliance AA for optimum accessibility. This means that all A and AA criteria must be satisfied.

The explanatory document has the same layout, is numbered in accordance with the checklist and contains the original WCAG 2.0 text. Every success criterion is completed with elements entitled “Understanding” and “Examples”. These texts are designed for websites with up-to-date design techniques and ensure a better understanding and effective handling of the guidelines. Numerous code examples and figures illustrate the specifications.

This film example shows why accessibility in accordance with WCAG 2.0 is important from the standpoint of a blind person.

Film example of a blind person

This film example shows why accessibility in accordance with WCAG 2.0 is important from the standpoint of a senior citizen.

Film example of a senior citizen

This film example shows why accessibility in accordance with WCAG 2.0 is also important for mobile devices.

PostShop mobile film

A webcast of an awareness event on the topic of mobile applications and services.

Mobile applications webcast