WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

WCAG 2.0 Checklist

Along the same line as our popular Section 508 Checklist, WebAIM has just published a WCAG 2.0 Checklist.

This is intended to be an easy-to-use, understandable checklist for evaluating or implementing WCAG 2.0. The language in the checklist is significantly simplified from the actual WCAG 2.0 language published by the W3C. While the complexity of the language in WCAG 2.0 is, in my opinion, mostly necessary to ensure that it is independently verifiable and technology agnostic, it does pose difficulties – particularly for those new to accessibility. This checklist should make implementing WCAG 2.0 much easier.

If you have feedback or recommendations for the checklist, please leave a comment below or contact me.

Check out the WCAG 2.0 checklist at http://webaim.org/standards/wcag/checklist.


  1. Brian Hardy

    Hi Jared

    Great piece of work and really needed. It will allow people a non-daunting way into the Success Criteria

    Brian Hardy
    Vision Australia

  2. Michael J. Byers

    Thanks for the checklist. Very helpful and easy to understand.

  3. Darren Taylor

    Regarding checkpoint 1.4.4 the recommendation states that the page should be “readable and functional when the text size is doubled.” Is this doubled from the users default setting or the browsers default setting? How big is “doubled” exactly? I’m disappointed with this checkpoint, it’s fairly critical when it comes to design (especially in the fluid v fixed debate) and again the W3C have left it open to interpretation.

  4. M Shol

    Thanks Jarred, the checklist will help with my ‘transition process’ as I am fairly new to accessibility.


  5. C Darling

    Hi Jared,

    Great summarized article on WCAG 2.0 checkpoints.