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Accessibility

The enhanced website shall

  • Conform to Responsive Web Design (RWD) framework in order to provide optimal viewing experience over different platforms (desktop, tablet, cellphone)
  • Conform to the Philippine Web Accessibility Group (PWAG) Web Design Accessibility Recommendations and the (World wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards and WEB Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines.
  • Provide an Access Instruction page or accessibility clause stating the site’s accessibility features and inclusion of an email hyperlink for reporting accessibility problems
  • Use descriptive hyperlinks to support text browsers (i.e. avoid use of such words as “This” or “Click here” for hyperlinks)
  • Provide text equivalent for every non-text page element (e.g. use of alternative text; all images especially those that contain words or provided for user selection MUST have an ALT tag description, blank alt tags shall be used for spacer images)
  • Provide a “D” hyperlink to a page containing descriptive text for photographs that contribute meaningful content to the site
  • Provide redundant links for every active region of an image map
  • Include a text transcript or subtitles for video/audio content
  • Define the following access keys (based on PWAG recommended access key assignments):

 

ACCESS KEY

FUNCTION

Alternate key + 0

Alternate key + 1

Alternate key + 2

Alternate key + 5

Alternate key + C

Alternate key + K

Alternate key + M

Alternate key + P

Alternate key + S

Alternate key + D

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  • Not use blinking, rolling or scrolling markup tags
  • Use proper titling, labeling and positioning of form controls and other page elements (i.e. LABEL and ALT texts of form input elements are defined)
  • Not use the FONT SIZE markup or change the size to relative units
  • Make available any information conveyed with color also be available without color (e.g. when highlighting sections of a form that are mandatory, aside from using color, add an asterisk to the text labels of such sections so that it can likewise be understood even by persons who cannot recognize or distinguish colors)
  • Use CSS (so that users can set their browser preferences to override default settings and apply their own stylesheet); However, web administrator must ensure also that content is organized such that it may still be read without style sheets and that information can still be accessed if the user changes the text and background colors
  • Ensure that links that trigger scripts shall work even when scripts are turned off or are not supported
  • Use a logical tab order of page elements such as links and text boxes to ensure keyboard navigability
  • Not use frames
  • Evaluate the site for accessibility testing using the following tools

WAVE (http://www.wave.webaim.org)

WebXACT (http://webxact.watchfire.com)

CSS Validator (http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator)

  • Allow users to automatically resize the text on page up to 3 levels. A AA
  • Incorporate a “Printer-friendly version” link for important lengthy articles
  • Allow user to bypass the header and go directly to the main content when accessing a particular page
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