This is the second part in a series of blog entries on making web applications accessible.

Below is a quick list of accessibility items that can be referenced during development and testing. Notice that it is not exhaustive.

Accessibility Testing Items

  • Can every actionable element (button, link) be accessed via the “tab” key on the keyboard?
  • Does all displayed text meet color contrast requirements? (check with
  • Can the screen reader access all the information displayed on the page?
  • Do dialogs and modals create focus traps? Can they be closed with the escape key?
  • Is the screen reader alerted when a notification appears?