Section 508 Accessibility Compliance Checklist

Section 508 Accessibility Compliance Checklist - All PDFs
IDRequirementsTraceability to 508 (WCAG 2.0 )
A1Is the PDF tagged?Success Criterion 1.3.1
A2Is the Document Title filled out in the Document Properties?Success criterion 2.4.2
A3Is the correct language of the document set?Success criterion 3.1.1
A4Did the PDF fully pass the Adobe Accessibility Checker?Success Criterion 4.1.1
A5Is the document free from content that flashes more than 3 times per second? Success Criterion 2.3.1.
A6Are accurate bookmarks provided for documents greater than 9 pages?Success Criterion 2.4.5.
A7Is the document free from review-related content carried over from Office or other editing tools such as comments, track changes, embedded Speaker Notes?Success Criterion 1.3.1
A8Is the order in the tag structure accurate and logical? Do the tags match the order they should be read in? Success Criterion 1.3.2
A9Is all informational content contained in the tag structure?Success Criterion 1.3.1
A10Are all non-standard tags appropriately mapped to standard Adobe tags?Success Criterion 4.1.2
A11Is all the text within the tags correctly formatted?Success Criterion 4.1.1
A12Do paragraph tags accurately represent visual paragraphs?Success Criterion 1.3.1
A13Can text be resized and considered readable when magnified to 200%?Success Criterion 1.4.4
Section B: PDFs containing Color
B1Is information conveyed by methods other than color alone?Success Criterion 1.4.1
B2Does all text (with the exception of logos) have a contrast ratio of 4.5:1 or greater no matter the size?Success Criterion 1.4.3
Section C: PDFs containing Links
C1Are links tagged correctly in the tag structure? (Contain visual link text and link OBJR within the Link tag) Success Criterion 1.3.1
C2Are links distinguished by a method other than color?Success Criterion 1.4.1
C3Can all link text be understood out of context? If not, does generic link have sufficient context? Success Criterion 2.4.4
Section D: PDFs containing Images
D1Are all images conveying information tagged as figures and included in the tag structure?Success Criterion 1.3.1
D2Do all images conveying information have alt text that provides the same level of understanding a visual user would gain?Success Criterion 1.1.1
D3Are all decorative images tagged as artifact/background? Success Criterion 1.1.1
D4Do complex images have an alternate accessible means of understanding?Success Criterion 1.1.1
D5Is the document free from images of text? (Picture of an informational table, screenshot of text from another source, etc.)Success Criterion 1.4.5
D6Are groups of related images tagged in a way assistive technology users would understand?Success Criterion 1.1.1
Section E: PDFs containing Tables
E1Does the document use table tags only for data tables?Success Criterion 1.3.1.
E2Does the table structure in the tag tree match the visual table layout? Success Criterion 1.3.1.
E3Are all header cells tagged with the TH tag? Are all data cells tagged with the TD tag?Success Criterion 1.3.1.
E4Do all Header cells contain text?Success Criterion 1.3.1.
E5Are merged cells correctly spanned with Colspan and/or Rowspan?Success Criterion 1.3.1.
E6Do data tables with 1 set of both column and row headers appropriately use scope to associate to data cells?Success Criterion 1.3.1.
E7Do data tables with more than 1 set of column and/or row headers appropriately use id/headers to associate to data cells? Success Criterion 1.3.1.
Section F: PDFs containing Lists
F1Are all visual lists tagged correctly with the List, List Item (LI), and LBody tags? Success Criterion 1.3.1.
F2Does the number of items in the tag structure match the number of items in the visual list? Success Criterion 1.3.1.
F3Are nested lists appropriately nested in the tag structure? Success Criterion 1.3.1.
Section G: PDFs containing Headings
G1Is text intended to act as a visual heading tagged with the heading tags (H1 through H6)?Success Criterion 1.3.1.
G2Do heading tags follow a logical hierarchical progression? (Do not skip heading levels) Success Criterion 1.3.1.
G3Are heading tags used only on text that defines a section of content?Success Criterion 1.3.1.
G4Does the Heading text accurately describe the sectional content? Success Criterion 2.4.6
Section H: PDFs containing Forms
H1Are all form fields correctly tagged?Success Criterion 3.3.2
H2Do all form fields contain understandable labels and tooltips?Success Criterion 3.3.2
H3Do tooltips contain all formatting requirements that will be automatically flagged as an error?Success Criterion 3.3.2
H4Are required fields programmatically set?Success Criterion 3.3.1
H5Is the tab order of the form fields logical?Success Criterion 1.3.2.
Section i: PDFs containing other common elements
i1Is any nonstandard text (glyph) tagged in an accessible manner? Success Criterion 1.1.1
i2Was OCR successfully performed on a scanned image document?Success Criterion 1.4.5.
i3Was the language appropriately set for all foreign words or phrases?Success Criterion 3.1.2
i4Is the table of contents tagged with appropriate tags? (TOC, TOC Item (TOCI))Success Criterion 1.3.1.
i5Are all internal links/TOC entries functioning correctly (if linked)? Success Criterion 2.4.5.
i6Are citations and footnotes/endnotes tagged with appropriate tags? (Reference, Note)Success Criterion 1.3.1.