Retrofitting Your Web Site for Accessibility

Resources referenced throughout this document:

Web Accessibility: How to Apply Accessibility to Sites Old and New, by Michael G. Paciello, April 6, 2001

WebAIM - Web Accessibility in Mind

Jim Thatcher - Accessibility Consulting

1. Give your site a check-up.

Look for these potential problem areas. Do your pages include:

2. Address accessibility problems in the applicable areas.

3. Review your navigation bar and add a “skip to content” link.

Thatcher: Accessible Navigation

4. Check your site with evaluation tools.

5. Make additional revisions to your pages based on what you learn from using the evaluation tools.

6. Remain vigilant when updating your pages.

7. Keep accessibility in mind when re-designing your pages.