Web pages have titles that describe topic or purpose.

Testing & Remediation

How to test: Perform both of the following tests:
  • Open each webpage in your browser and check the tab or window title bar. You may need to hover over the title in order to see the entire thing. Read it and make sure it's descriptive of the topic/purpose of the page.
  • Check the page source of each page of the site. Within the <head> section of the page, ensure there is a <title> element and that it is accurately descriptive of the topic/purpose the page.
How to remediate: Perform one of the following depending on the current status of your site:
  • Edit the <title> elements so that they are accurately descriptive of the page's content/purpose
  • Add a <title> element to each page and make sure the value of the element is accurately descriptive of the page's content/purpose

Questions and Answers

Does my site need to be usable if the CSS and javascript doesn’t load?

Not necessarily, but there are a few things that you need to make sure of:
  • The page should be using the proper semantic elements. This means things like header, nav, aside, etc.
  • All headings and page content should flow in a logical order. H1 > H2> etc.
  • Without styling, elements should still be in the order they are intended to be read or listened to.

How do I change the order the elements on my page are given focus?

Nearly all elements can be given focus, and have their focus order changed using the 'tabindex' attribute. Elements on a page will be given focus in the order of their tab index. W3 Schools has a great explanation of tabindex here.

How do I navigate a website with my keyboard?

To navigate a website with the keyboard, you can start by hitting the tab key. You should see an indicator on the element that has focus. If it is a link, you can hit enter to go to it. While going forward through the tab keys is done with tab, going backwards can be done by hitting the shift key in addition to the tab key. When it comes to various input elements (radio buttons, select boxes), the arrow keys can be used on them once the element has focus.

How long does the accessibliity process take?

This question depends on a number of factors including size of site, desired level of conformance, your developer's understanding of accessibility techniques, etc. Accessible Web is here to help. Reach out and we can discuss your site specifically.