Priority level 1 certification
This is the most basic level of certification.
The Userite level 1 certificate is awarded when the web-designer has taken reasonable steps to ensure that the site complies with the priority 1 (level A) WAI guidelines. This means that most disabled (and non-disabled) people will be able to work through your site, though often with some difficulty.
- "A Web content developer must satisfy this checkpoint. Otherwise, one or more groups will find it impossible to access information in the document. Satisfying this checkpoint is a basic requirement for some groups to be able to use Web documents." (W3C)
This issues covered at this level include :
- Do all images have alternative text so that blind visitors know what the image is about, or what its purpose is
- Does video and/or audio content have a text based transcript available
- Are pages structured using section headings
- Are data tables structured using column and/or row headings
- If tables are used for layout, is the content presented in a logical way to screen reader that read one table cell at a time across the page.
- Can the site be used on a monochrome screen
- Can the site be used without a mouse
- Can users control any moving content
- Is the focus order logical when a keyboard user tabs through a page or form
- Are pages stable, it does not jump about when a user moves the mouse or cursor
- Are forms logical and is help provided if the user fails to complete it properly
- Is the HTML code valid