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Section 508 ICT Testing Baseline

Appendix A – Cross Reference Tables

Baseline to Section 508/WCAG Requirement

Baseline Test Section 508 / WCAG Requirement
1. Keyboard Access 2.1.1 Keyboard; 2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap; Conformance Requirement 5: Non-Interference
2. Focus 2.4.3 Focus Order; 2.4.7 Focus Visible; 3.2.1 On Focus
3. Non-Interference Conformance Requirement 5: Non-Interference
4. Repetitive Content 2.4.1 Bypass Blocks; 3.2.3 Consistent Navigation; 3.2.4 Consistent Identification
5. Changing Content 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value
6. Images 1.1.1 Non-text Content; 1.4.5 Images of Text; 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value
7. Sensory Characteristics 1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics; 1.4.1 Use of Color
8. Contrast 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum)
9. Flashing 2.3.1 Three Flashes or Below Threshold; Conformance Requirement 5: Non-Interference
10. Forms 1.3.1 Info and Relationships; 2.4.6 Headings and Labels; 3.2.2 On Input; 3.3.1 Error Identification; 3.3.2 Labels or Instructions; 3.3.3 Error Suggestion; 3.3.4 Error Prevention (Legal, Financial, Data); 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value
11. Page Titles 2.4.2 Page Titled
12. Tables 1.3.1 Info and Relationships
13. Content Structure 1.3.1 Info and Relationships; 2.4.6 Headings and Labels
14. Links 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context)
15. Language 3.1.1 Language of Page; 3.1.2 Language of Parts
16. Audio-Only and Video-Only 1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded)
17. Synchronized Media 1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded); 1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded); 1.2.4 Captions (Live); 1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded); Section 508 503.4 User Controls for Captions and Audio Description; Section 508 503.4.1 Caption Controls; Section 508 503.4.2 Audio Description Controls
18. CSS Content and Positioning 1.1.1. Non-Text Content; 1.3.1 Info and Relationships; 1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence
19. Frames and iFrames 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value
20. Alternate Versions WCAG Conformance Alternate Version
21. Timed Events 1.4.2 Audio Control; 2.2.1 Timing Adjustable; 2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide; Conformance Requirement 5: Non-Interference
22. Resize Text 1.4.4 Resize Text
23. Multiple Ways 2.4.5 Multiple Ways
24. Parsing 4.1.1 Parsing

Section 508/WCAG Requirement to Baseline

Section 508 / WCAG Requirement Baseline Test
1.1.1 Non-text Content 6. Images; 18. CSS Content and Positioning
1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only 16. Audio-Only and Video-Only
1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded) 17. Synchronized Media
1.2.4 Captions (Live) 17. Synchronized Media
1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded) 17. Synchronized Media
1.3.1 Info and Relationships 10. Forms; 12. Tables; 13. Content Structure; 18. CSS Content and Positioning
1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence 18. CSS Content and Positioning
1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics 7. Sensory Characteristics
1.4.1 Use of Color 7. Sensory Characteristics
1.4.2 Audio Control 21. Timed Events
1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum) 8. Contrast
1.4.4 Resize text 22. Resize Text
1.4.5 Images of Text 6. Images
2.1.1 Keyboard 1. Keyboard Access
2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap 1. Keyboard Access
2.2.1 Timing Adjustable 21. Timed Events
2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide 21. Timed Events
2.3.1 Three Flashes or Below Threshold 9. Flashing
2.4.1 Bypass Blocks 4. Repetitive Content
2.4.2 Page Titled 11. Page Titles
2.4.3 Focus Order 2. Focus
2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) 14. Links
2.4.5 Multiple Ways 23. Multiple Ways
2.4.6 Headings and Labels 10. Forms; 13. Content Structure
2.4.7 Focus Visible 2. Focus
3.1.1 Language of Page 15. Language
3.1.2 Language of Parts 15. Language
3.2.1 On Focus 2. Focus
3.2.2 On Input 10. Forms
3.2.3 Consistent Navigation 4. Repetitive Content
3.2.4 Consistent Identification 4. Repetitive Content
3.3.1 Error Identification 10. Forms
3.3.2 Labels or Instructions 10. Forms
3.3.3 Error Suggestion 10. Forms
3.3.4 Error Prevention (Legal, Financial, Data) 10. Forms
4.1.1 Parsing 24. Parsing
4.1.2 Name, Role, Value 5. Changing Content; 6. Images; 10. Forms; 14. Links; 19. Frames and iFrames
36 CFR 1194 503.4 User Controls for Captions and Audio Description 17. Synchronized Media
36 CFR 1194 503.4.1 Caption Controls 17. Synchronized Media
36 CFR 1194 503.4.2 Audio Description Controls 17. Synchronized Media
WCAG Conformance Requirement 1. Conformance Level 20. Alternate Versions
WCAG Conformance Requirement 5. Non-Interference 3. Non-Interference; 1. Keyboard Access; 9. Flashing; 21. Timed Events

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