ADA Guidelines that have been  followed for the development of this site are "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines  (WCAG) 2.0" checklists. Those Guidelines are listed below.






BACKGROUND                               

In an effort to provide a better understanding to respond to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines for computer websites. A checklist for those guidelines is included below. 

It’s extremely useful to have a WCAG 2.0 checklist when you’re working through the
guidelines.


A WCAG 2.0 checklist helps you to check your web accessibility progress, record how far
you’ve come and set your targets out for the future.


Wuhcag is all about holistic web accessibility – that means taking everything about your website into account. 


Web Content Accessibility Guidelines  (WCAG) 2.0.

From: https://www.wuhcag.com/wcag-checklist/


WCAG 2.0 checklists is organized by level .


Allows a web designer to manage the guidelines in order.


You will move from Level A (Beginner) through Level AA (Intermediate) and on to Level AAA (Advanced).


WCAG 2.0 checklist Level A (Beginner)

Guideline
1.1.1 – Non-text Content

Summary
Provide text alternatives for non-text content

1.2.1 – Audio-only and Video-only (Pre-recorded) Provide an alternative to video-only and audioonly content
1.2.2 – Captions (Pre-recorded) Provide captions for videos with audio
1.2.3 – Audio Description or Media Alternative
(Pre-recorded) Video with audio has a second alternative
1.3.1 – Info and Relationships Logical structure
1.3.2 – Meaningful Sequence Present content in a meaningful order
1.3.3 – Sensory Characteristics Use more than one sense for instructions
1.4.1 – Use of Colour Don’t use presentation that relies solely on colour
1.4.2 – Audio Control Don’t play audio automatically
2.1.1 – Keyboard Accessible by keyboard only
2.1.2 – No Keyboard Trap Don’t trap keyboard users
2.2.1 – Timing Adjustable Time limits have user controls
2.2.2 – Pause, Stop, Hide Provide user controls for moving content
2.3.1 – Three Flashes or Below No content flashes more than three times per
second
2.4.1 – Bypass Blocks Provide a ‘Skip to Content’ link
2.4.2 – Page Titled Use helpful and clear page titles
2.4.3 – Focus Order Logical order
2.4.4 – Link Purpose (In Context) Every link’s purpose is clear from its context
3.1.1 – Language of Page Page has a language assigned
3.2.1 – On Focus Elements do not change when they receive focus
3.2.2 – On Input Elements do not change when they receive input
3.3.1 – Error Identification Clearly identify input errors
3.3.2 – Labels or Instructions Label elements and give instructions
4.1.1 – Parsing No major code errors
4.1.2 – Name, Role, Value Build all elements for accessibility
WCAG 2.0 checklist Level AA (Intermediate)

Guideline
1.2.4 – Captions (Live)

Summary
Live videos have captions

1.2.5 – Audio Description (Pre-recorded) Users have access to audio description for video content
1.4.3 – Contrast (Minimum) Contrast ratio between text and background is at least
4.5:1
1.4.4 – Resize Text Text can be resized to 200% without loss of content or
function
1.4.5 – Images of Text Don’t use images of text
2.4.5 – Multiple Ways Offer several ways to find pages
2.4.6 – Headings and Labels Use clear headings and labels
2.4.7 – Focus Visible Ensure keyboard focus is visible and clear
3.1.2 – Language of Parts Tell users when the language on a page changes
3.2.3 – Consistent Navigation Use menus consistently
3.2.4 – Consistent Identification Use icons and buttons consistently
3.3.3 – Error Suggestion Suggest fixes when users make errors
3.3.4- Error Prevention (Legal, Financial,
Data) Reduce the risk of input errors for sensitive data
WCAG 2.0 checklist Level AAA (Advanced)

Guideline
1.2.6 – Sign Language (Pre-recorded)

Summary
Provide sign language translations for videos

1.2.7 – Extended Audio description (Prerecorded) Provide extended audio description for videos
1.2.8 – Media Alternative (Pre-recorded) Provide a text alternative to videos
1.2.9 – Audio Only (Live) Provide alternatives for live audio
1.4.6 – Contrast (Enhanced) Contrast ratio between text and background is at least
7:1
1.4.7 – Low or No Background Audio Audio is clear for listeners to hear
1.4.8 – Visual Presentation Offer users a range of presentation options
1.4.9 – Images of Text (No Exception) Don’t use images of text
2.1.3 – Keyboard (No Exception) Accessible by keyboard only, without exception
2.2.3 – No Timing No time limits
2.2.4 – Interruptions Don’t interrupt users
2.2.5 – Re-authenticating Save user data when re-authenticating
2.3.2 – Three Flashes No content flashes more than three times per second
2.4.8 – Location Let users know where they are
2.4.9 – Link Purpose (Link Only) Every link’s purpose is clear from its text
2.4.10 – Section Headings Break up content with headings
3.1.3 – Unusual words Explain any strange words
3.1.4 – Abbreviations Explain any abbreviations
3.1.5 – Reading Level Users with nine years of school can read your content
3.1.6 – Pronunciation Explain any words that are hard to pronounce
3.2.5 – Change on Request Don’t change elements on your website until users
ask
3.3.5 – Help Provide detailed help and instructions
3.3.6 – Error Prevention (All) Reduce the risk of all input errors