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Multimedia File 508 Checklist

Print this webpage to use as a checklist or keep at your desk for a handy reference.

If you are responsible for creating or signing off/clearing files, you can use this checklist as part of your process. You may find it helpful to review the checklist before you create your file, and also to print out the checklist and check off each item after you have created your file, or when you receive the file.

Last Updated: March 2013

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ID

1.0.Master Requirements for all Documents

Yes (Pass)

No (Fail)

N/A

1.1

Does the document file name not contain spaces and/or special characters?

 

 

 

1.2

Is the document file name concise, generally limited to 20-30 characters, and makes the contents of the file clear in the context in which it is presented?

 

 

 

1.3

Does the document utilize recommended fonts (i.e., Times New Roman, Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, or Calibri?

 

 

 

1.4

Does the document refrain from using flashing/flickering text and/or animated text?

   

1.5

Do all URLs contain the correct hyperlink and display the fully qualified URL (i.e., http://www.samhsa.gov and not www.samhsa.gov)?

 

 

 

1.6

Are all URLs linked to correct Web destinations?

 

 

 

1.7

Are e-mail links accessible?

   

1.8

Has a separate accessible version of the multimedia file been provided when there is no other way to make the content accessible?

 

 

 

 

ID

2.0.Secondary Sensory-Channel Requirements

Yes (Pass)

No (Fail)

N/A

2.1

If a video—Does the video or animation contain synchronized captioning?

 

 

 

2.2

If an animation—Does the animation have a text equivalent?

   

2.3

If a sound file—Does the sound file have a matching transcript file?

 

 

 

 

ID

3.0. Functional Control Requirements

Yes (Pass)

No (Fail)

N/A

3.1

Does the file have the minimum required media controls of video resizing, volume control, play/stop buttons, and the ability to turn captions on and off?

 

 

 

3.2

Are all media controls keyboard accessible?

 

 

 

3.3

Is the media embedded in a way that allows the user to use keyboard controls to move in and out of the video in relation to surrounding content?