Question-by-Question Responses To The Web Page Accessibility Checklist:

Web Appendix B(1)

Statistics by Type of Web Page

Note: Because some web pages were not categorized, the total number of web pages in these charts is 3,010 instead of 3,028.

Question 1: For all images, is alternative text provided?
Type of Web Page Yes No Not Applicable
Description of activities 724 / 1189 (60.9%) 352 / 1189 (29.6%) 113 / 1189 (9.5%)
Employment postings 48 / 78 (61.5%) 21 / 78 (26.9%) 9 / 78 (11.5%)
Inherently graphical content (e.g., map or photograph) 54 / 77 (70.1%) 21 / 77 (27.3%) 2 / 77 (2.6%)
Instructions for receipt of services or benefits 147 / 221 (66.5%) 51 / 221 (23.1%) 23 / 221 (10.4%)
Online form for services or benefits 41 / 91 (45.1%) 38 / 91 (41.8%) 12 / 91 (13.2%)
Other online form 60 / 91 (65.9%) 17 / 91 (18.7%) 14 / 91 (15.4%)
Other 759 / 1263 (60.1%) 379 / 1263 (30%) 125 / 1263 (9.9%)
Question 2: For all applets, are alternative text and content provided?
Type of Web Page Yes No Not Applicable
Description of activities 176 / 1189 (14.8%) 102 / 1189 (8.6%) 911 / 1189 (76.6%)
Employment postings 14 / 78 (17.9%) 5 / 78 (6.4%) 59 / 78 (75.6%)
Inherently graphical content (e.g., map or photograph) 14 / 77 (18.2%) 8 / 77 (10.4%) 55 / 77 (71.4%)
Instructions for receipt of services or benefits 49 / 221 (22.2%) 6 / 221 (2.7%) 166 / 221 (75.1%)
Online form for services or benefits 15 / 91 (16.5%) 24 / 91 (26.4%) 52 / 91 (57.1%)
Other online form 13 / 91 (14.3%) 2 / 91 (2.2%) 76 / 91 (83.5%)
Other 79 / 1263 (6.3%) 80 / 1263 (6.3%) 1104 / 1263 (87.4%)
Question 3: For all image map links, is alternative text provided?
Type of Web Page Yes No Not Applicable
Description of activities 416 / 1189 (35%) 98 / 1189 (8.2%) 675 / 1189 (56.8%)
Employment postings 32 / 78 (41%) 6 / 78 (7.7%) 40 / 78 (51.3%)
Inherently graphical content (e.g., map or photograph) 43 / 77 (55.8%) 11 / 77 (14.3%) 23 / 77 (29.9%)
Instructions for receipt of services or benefits 101 / 221 (45.7%) 9 / 221 (4.1%) 111 / 221 (50.2%)
Online form for services or benefits 29 / 91 (31.9%) 27 / 91 (29.7%) 35 / 91 (38.5%)
Other online form 26 / 91 (28.6%) 8 / 91 (8.8%) 57 / 91 (62.6%)
Other 319 / 1263 (25.3%) 161 / 1263 (12.7%) 783 / 1263 (62%)
Question 4: If server-side image maps were used, are text links provided for each hotspot in the image map?
Type of Web Page Yes No Not Applicable
Description of activities 202 / 1189 (17%) 78 / 1189 (6.6%) 909 / 1189 (76.5%)
Employment postings 22 / 78 (28.2%) 2 / 78 (2.6%) 54 / 78 (69.2%)
Inherently graphical content (e.g., map or photograph) 15 / 77 (19.5%) 12 / 77 (15.6%) 50 / 77 (64.9%)
Instructions for receipt of services or benefits 32 / 221 (14.5%) 33 / 221 (14.9%) 156 / 221 (70.6%)
Online form for services or benefits 5 / 91 (5.5%) 3 / 91 (3.3%) 83 / 91 (91.2%)
Other online form 8 / 91 (8.8%) 5 / 91 (5.5%) 78 / 91 (85.7%)
Other 164 / 1263 (13%) 69 / 1263 (5.5%) 1030 / 1263 (81.6%)
Question 5: For all graphical buttons, is alternative text provided?
Type of Web Page Yes No Not Applicable
Description of activities 771 / 1189 (64.8%) 120 / 1189 (10.1%) 298 / 1189 (25.1%)
Employment postings 43 / 78 (55.1%) 7 / 78 (9%) 28 / 78 (35.9%)
Inherently graphical content (e.g., map or photograph) 48 / 77 (62.3%) 7 / 77 (9.1%) 22 / 77 (28.6%)
Instructions for receipt of services or benefits 123 / 221 (55.7%) 31 / 221 (14%) 67 / 221 (30.3%)
Online form for services or benefits 41 / 91 (45.1%) 28 / 91 (30.8%) 22 / 91 (24.2%)
Other online form 57 / 91 (62.6%) 11 / 91 (12.1%) 23 / 91 (25.3%)
Other 727 / 1263 (57.6%) 147 / 1263 (11.6%) 389 / 1263 (30.8%)
Question 6: Is there an absence of ASCII art, and, instead, are images and alternative text used?
Type of Web Page Yes No Not Applicable
Description of activities 708 / 1189 (59.5%) 100 / 1189 (8.4%) 381 / 1189 (32%)
Employment postings 49 / 78 (62.8%) 1 / 78 (1.3%) 28 / 78 (35.9%)
Inherently graphical content (e.g., map or photograph) 45 / 77 (58.4%) 4 / 77 (5.2%) 28 / 77 (36.4%)
Instructions for receipt of services or benefits 135 / 221 (61.1%) 12 / 221 (5.4%) 74 / 221 (33.5%)
Online form for services or benefits 56 / 91 (61.5%) 3 / 91 (3.3%) 32 / 91 (35.2%)
Other online form 58 / 91 (63.7%) 1 / 91 (1.1%) 32 / 91 (35.2%)
Other 764 / 1263 (60.5%) 34 / 1263 (2.7%) 465 / 1263 (36.8%)
Question 7: If OBJECT was used to incorporate an image, applet, or script into a page, is the information also conveyed in an alternative means in cases where the OBJECT cannot be perceived, such as with "title" or within the body of the OBJECT element?
Type of Web Page Yes No Not Applicable
Description of activities 133 / 1189 (11.2%) 91 / 1189 (7.7%) 965 / 1189 (81.2%)
Employment postings 10 / 78 (12.8%) 4 / 78 (5.1%) 64 / 78 (82.1%)
Inherently graphical content (e.g., map or photograph) 13 / 77 (16.9%) 3 / 77 (3.9%) 61 / 77 (79.2%)
Instructions for receipt of services or benefits 15 / 221 (6.8%) 8 / 221 (3.6%) 198 / 221 (89.6%)
Online form for services or benefits 3 / 91 (3.3%) 8 / 91 (8.8%) 80 / 91 (87.9%)
Other online form 10 / 91 (11%) 1 / 91 (1.1%) 80 / 91 (87.9%)
Other 138 / 1263 (10.9%) 54 / 1263 (4.3%) 1071 / 1263 (84.8%)
Question 8: Are long descriptions provided of all graphics that convey important information? To do so: use "longdesc."
Type of Web Page Yes No Not Applicable
Description of activities 185 / 1189 (15.6%) 315 / 1189 (26.5%) 689 / 1189 (57.9%)
Employment postings 14 / 78 (17.9%) 18 / 78 (23.1%) 46 / 78 (59%)
Inherently graphical content (e.g., map or photograph) 11 / 77 (14.3%) 37 / 77 (48.1%) 29 / 77 (37.7%)
Instructions for receipt of services or benefits 35 / 221 (15.8%) 48 / 221 (21.7%) 138 / 221 (62.4%)
Online form for services or benefits 9 / 91 (9.9%) 39 / 91 (42.9%) 43 / 91 (47.3%)
Other online form 12 / 91 (13.2%) 11 / 91 (12.1%) 68 / 91 (74.7%)
Other 146 / 1263 (11.6%) 305 / 1263 (24.1%) 812 / 1263 (64.3%)
Question 9: For stand-alone audio files, are textual transcripts of all words spoken or sung as well as all significant sounds provided?
Type of Web Page Yes No Not Applicable
Description of activities 37 / 1189 (3.1%) 37 / 1189 (3.1%) 1115 / 1189 (93.8%)
Employment postings 0 / 78 (0%) 1 / 78 (1.3%) 77 / 78 (98.7%)
Inherently graphical content (e.g., map or photograph) 3 / 77 (3.9%) 1 / 77 (1.3%) 73 / 77 (94.8%)
Instructions for receipt of services or benefits 16 / 221 (7.2%) 1 / 221 (0.5%) 204 / 221 (92.3%)
Online form for services or benefits 3 / 91 (3.3%) 0 / 91 (0%) 88 / 91 (96.7%)
Other online form 2 / 91 (2.2%) 0 / 91 (0%) 89 / 91 (97.8%)
Other 49 / 1263 (3.9%) 38 / 1263 (3%) 1176 / 1263 (93.1%)
Question 10: For audio associated with video, are captions -- textual transcripts of dialog and sounds-- synchronized with the video?
Type of Web Page Yes No Not Applicable
Description of activities 38 / 1189 (3.2%) 17 / 1189 (1.4%) 1134 / 1189 (95.4%)
Employment postings 0 / 78 (0%) 0 / 78 (0%) 78 / 78 (100%)
Inherently graphical content (e.g., map or photograph) 3 / 77 (3.9%) 1 / 77 (1.3%) 73 / 77 (94.8%)
Instructions for receipt of services or benefits 1 / 221 (0.5%) 15 / 221 (6.8%) 205 / 221 (92.8%)
Online form for services or benefits 0 / 91 (0%) 3 / 91 (3.3%) 88 / 91 (96.7%)
Other online form 1 / 91 (1.1%) 1 / 91 (1.1%) 89 / 91 (97.8%)
Other 45 / 1263 (3.6%) 39 / 1263 (3.1%) 1179 / 1263 (93.3%)
Question 11: Where sounds are played automatically, are visual notification and transcripts provided?
Type of Web Page Yes No Not Applicable
Description of activities 19 / 1189 (1.6%) 38 / 1189 (3.2%) 1132 / 1189 (95.2%)
Employment postings 0 / 78 (0%) 3 / 78 (3.8%) 75 / 78 (96.2%)
Inherently graphical content (e.g., map or photograph) 1 / 77 (1.3%) 3 / 77 (3.9%) 73 / 77 (94.8%)
Instructions for receipt of services or benefits 0 / 221 (0%) 1 / 221 (0.5%) 220 / 221 (99.5%)
Online form for services or benefits 0 / 91 (0%) 1 / 91 (1.1%) 90 / 91 (98.9%)
Other online form 1 / 91 (1.1%) 0 / 91 (0%) 90 / 91 (98.9%)
Other 39 / 1263 (3.1%) 25 / 1263 (2%) 1199 / 1263 (94.9%)
Question 12: For short animations such as animated "gifs" images, are alternative text and a long description provided, if needed?
Type of Web Page Yes No Not Applicable
Description of activities 118 / 1189 (9.9%) 79 / 1189 (6.6%) 992 / 1189 (83.4%)
Employment postings 5 / 78 (6.4%) 6 / 78 (7.7%) 67 / 78 (85.9%)
Inherently graphical content (e.g., map or photograph) 14 / 77 (18.2%) 6 / 77 (7.8%) 57 / 77 (74%)
Instructions for receipt of services or benefits 26 / 221 (11.8%) 7 / 221 (3.2%) 188 / 221 (85.1%)
Online form for services or benefits 17 / 91 (18.7%) 2 / 91 (2.2%) 72 / 91 (79.1%)
Other online form 4 / 91 (4.4%) 1 / 91 (1.1%) 86 / 91 (94.5%)
Other 135 / 1263 (10.7%) 53 / 1263 (4.2%) 1075 / 1263 (85.1%)
Question 13: For movies, are auditory descriptions provided and synchronized with the original audio?
Type of Web Page Yes No Not Applicable
Description of activities 18 / 1189 (1.5%) 27 / 1189 (2.3%) 1144 / 1189 (96.2%)
Employment postings 0 / 78 (0%) 5 / 78 (6.4%) 73 / 78 (93.6%)
Inherently graphical content (e.g., map or photograph) 2 / 77 (2.6%) 2 / 77 (2.6%) 73 / 77 (94.8%)
Instructions for receipt of services or benefits 15 / 221 (6.8%) 2 / 221 (0.9%) 204 / 221 (92.3%)
Online form for services or benefits 3 / 91 (3.3%) 3 / 91 (3.3%) 85 / 91 (93.4%)
Other online form 0 / 91 (0%) 0 / 91 (0%) 91 / 91 (100%)
Other 66 / 1263 (5.2%) 61 / 1263 (4.8%) 1136 / 1263 (89.9%)
Question 14: If color is used to convey information, is the information also clear from the markup and/or text?
Type of Web Page Yes No Not Applicable
Description of activities 611 / 1189 (51.4%) 79 / 1189 (6.6%) 499 / 1189 (42%)
Employment postings 46 / 78 (59%) 6 / 78 (7.7%) 26 / 78 (33.3%)
Inherently graphical content (e.g., map or photograph) 44 / 77 (57.1%) 3 / 77 (3.9%) 30 / 77 (39%)
Instructions for receipt of services or benefits 130 / 221 (58.8%) 4 / 221 (1.8%) 87 / 221 (39.4%)
Online form for services or benefits 42 / 91 (46.2%) 20 / 91 (22%) 29 / 91 (31.9%)
Other online form 55 / 91 (60.4%) 3 / 91 (3.3%) 33 / 91 (36.3%)
Other 637 / 1263 (50.4%) 37 / 1263 (2.9%) 589 / 1263 (46.6%)
Question 15: Are foreground and background color combinations used that provide sufficient contrast when viewed by someone with color blindness or when viewed on a black and white screen?
Type of Web Page Yes No Not Applicable
Description of activities 1051 / 1189 (88.4%) 77 / 1189 (6.5%) 61 / 1189 (5.1%)
Employment postings 71 / 78 (91%) 7 / 78 (9%) 0 / 78 (0%)
Inherently graphical content (e.g., map or photograph) 72 / 77 (93.5%) 1 / 77 (1.3%) 4 / 77 (5.2%)
Instructions for receipt of services or benefits 215 / 221 (97.3%) 6 / 221 (2.7%) 0 / 221 (0%)
Online form for services or benefits 65 / 91 (71.4%) 22 / 91 (24.2%) 4 / 91 (4.4%)
Other online form 85 / 91 (93.4%) 3 / 91 (3.3%) 3 / 91 (3.3%)
Other 1165 / 1263 (92.2%) 43 / 1263 (3.4%) 55 / 1263 (4.4%)
Question 16: For auto-refreshing or timed response pages, is a second copy of the page provided where refresh only happens after a link has been selected (until user agents provide this ability themselves)?
Type of Web Page Yes No Not Applicable
Description of activities 89 / 1189 (7.5%) 55 / 1189 (4.6%) 1045 / 1189 (87.9%)
Employment postings 7 / 78 (9%) 3 / 78 (3.8%) 68 / 78 (87.2%)
Inherently graphical content (e.g., map or photograph) 8 / 77 (10.4%) 2 / 77 (2.6%) 67 / 77 (87%)
Instructions for receipt of services or benefits 38 / 221 (17.2%) 5 / 221 (2.3%) 178 / 221 (80.5%)
Online form for services or benefits 12 / 91 (13.2%) 3 / 91 (3.3%) 76 / 91 (83.5%)
Other online form 8 / 91 (8.8%) 2 / 91 (2.2%) 81 / 91 (89%)
Other 95 / 1263 (7.5%) 37 / 1263 (2.9%) 1131 / 1263 (89.5%)
Question 17: Is the Web page free from any blinking or updating of the screen that causes flicker?
Type of Web Page Yes No Not Applicable
Description of activities 1033 / 1189 (86.9%) 78 / 1189 (6.6%) 78 / 1189 (6.6%)
Employment postings 73 / 78 (93.6%) 3 / 78 (3.8%) 2 / 78 (2.6%)
Inherently graphical content (e.g., map or photograph) 70 / 77 (90.9%) 4 / 77 (5.2%) 3 / 77 (3.9%)
Instructions for receipt of services or benefits 175 / 221 (79.2%) 6 / 221 (2.7%) 40 / 221 (18.1%)
Online form for services or benefits 82 / 91 (90.1%) 4 / 91 (4.4%) 5 / 91 (5.5%)
Other online form 85 / 91 (93.4%) 1 / 91 (1.1%) 5 / 91 (5.5%)
Other 1076 / 1263 (85.2%) 54 / 1263 (4.3%) 133 / 1263 (10.5%)
Question 18: Is a fallback page provided for pages that contain frames?
Type of Web Page Yes No Not Applicable
Description of activities 105 / 1189 (8.8%) 152 / 1189 (12.8%) 932 / 1189 (78.4%)
Employment postings 5 / 78 (6.4%) 9 / 78 (11.5%) 64 / 78 (82.1%)
Inherently graphical content (e.g., map or photograph) 20 / 77 (26%) 3 / 77 (3.9%) 54 / 77 (70.1%)
Instructions for receipt of services or benefits 18 / 221 (8.1%) 21 / 221 (9.5%) 182 / 221 (82.4%)
Online form for services or benefits 17 / 91 (18.7%) 19 / 91 (20.9%) 55 / 91 (60.4%)
Other online form 8 / 91 (8.8%) 4 / 91 (4.4%) 79 / 91 (86.8%)
Other 156 / 1263 (12.4%) 100 / 1263 (7.9%) 1007 / 1263 (79.7%)
Question 19: For scripts that present critical information or functions, is an alternative, equivalent presentation or mechanism provided?
Type of Web Page Yes No Not Applicable
Description of activities 174 / 1189 (14.6%) 106 / 1189 (8.9%) 909 / 1189 (76.5%)
Employment postings 12 / 78 (15.4%) 12 / 78 (15.4%) 54 / 78 (69.2%)
Inherently graphical content (e.g., map or photograph) 7 / 77 (9.1%) 2 / 77 (2.6%) 68 / 77 (88.3%)
Instructions for receipt of services or benefits 60 / 221 (27.1%) 24 / 221 (10.9%) 137 / 221 (62%)
Online form for services or benefits 8 / 91 (8.8%) 7 / 91 (7.7%) 76 / 91 (83.5%)
Other online form 25 / 91 (27.5%) 12 / 91 (13.2%) 54 / 91 (59.3%)
Other 179 / 1263 (14.2%) 105 / 1263 (8.3%) 979 / 1263 (77.5%)
Question 20: For pages that use style sheets, are the contents of each page ordered and structured so that they read appropriately without the style sheet?
Type of Web Page Yes No Not Applicable
Description of activities 137 / 1189 (11.5%) 56 / 1189 (4.7%) 996 / 1189 (83.8%)
Employment postings 20 / 78 (25.6%) 4 / 78 (5.1%) 54 / 78 (69.2%)
Inherently graphical content (e.g., map or photograph) 6 / 77 (7.8%) 1 / 77 (1.3%) 70 / 77 (90.9%)
Instructions for receipt of services or benefits 47 / 221 (21.3%) 1 / 221 (0.5%) 173 / 221 (78.3%)
Online form for services or benefits 10 / 91 (11%) 20 / 91 (22%) 61 / 91 (67%)
Other online form 17 / 91 (18.7%) 1 / 91 (1.1%) 73 / 91 (80.2%)
Other 191 / 1263 (15.1%) 28 / 1263 (2.2%) 1044 / 1263 (82.7%)
Question 21: If frames are used, are titles provided so that users can keep track of frames by name?
Type of Web Page Yes No Not Applicable
Description of activities 171 / 1189 (14.4%) 113 / 1189 (9.5%) 905 / 1189 (76.1%)
Employment postings 9 / 78 (11.5%) 8 / 78 (10.3%) 61 / 78 (78.2%)
Inherently graphical content (e.g., map or photograph) 19 / 77 (24.7%) 1 / 77 (1.3%) 57 / 77 (74%)
Instructions for receipt of services or benefits 20 / 221 (9%) 14 / 221 (6.3%) 187 / 221 (84.6%)
Online form for services or benefits 13 / 91 (14.3%) 22 / 91 (24.2%) 56 / 91 (61.5%)
Other online form 7 / 91 (7.7%) 4 / 91 (4.4%) 80 / 91 (87.9%)
Other 186 / 1263 (14.7%) 60 / 1263 (4.8%) 1017 / 1263 (80.5%)
Question 22: Do you provide a "text only" alternative page to the original page?
Type of Web Page Yes No Not Applicable
Description of activities 273 / 1189 (23%) 674 / 1189 (56.7%) 242 / 1189 (20.4%)
Employment postings 13 / 78 (16.7%) 49 / 78 (62.8%) 16 / 78 (20.5%)
Inherently graphical content (e.g., map or photograph) 30 / 77 (39%) 42 / 77 (54.5%) 5 / 77 (6.5%)
Instructions for receipt of services or benefits 50 / 221 (22.6%) 143 / 221 (64.7%) 28 / 221 (12.7%)
Online form for services or benefits 29 / 91 (31.9%) 50 / 91 (54.9%) 12 / 91 (13.2%)
Other online form 14 / 91 (15.4%) 61 / 91 (67%) 16 / 91 (17.6%)
Other 251 / 1263 (19.9%) 700 / 1263 (55.4%) 312 / 1263 (24.7%)
Question 23: If you provide a "text only" alternative page, does it contain substantially the same information as the original page?
Type of Web Page Yes No Not Applicable
Description of activities 294 / 1189 (24.7%) 32 / 1189 (2.7%) 863 / 1189 (72.6%)
Employment postings 14 / 78 (17.9%) 2 / 78 (2.6%) 62 / 78 (79.5%)
Inherently graphical content (e.g., map or photograph) 31 / 77 (40.3%) 2 / 77 (2.6%) 44 / 77 (57.1%)
Instructions for receipt of services or benefits 44 / 221 (19.9%) 8 / 221 (3.6%) 169 / 221 (76.5%)
Online form for services or benefits 29 / 91 (31.9%) 1 / 91 (1.1%) 61 / 91 (67%)
Other online form 15 / 91 (16.5%) 0 / 91 (0%) 76 / 91 (83.5%)
Other 266 / 1263 (21.1%) 40 / 1263 (3.2%) 957 / 1263 (75.8%)
Question 24: If your provide a "text only" alternative page, is it updated as often as the original page?
Type of Web Page Yes No Not Applicable
Description of activities 288 / 1189 (24.2%) 36 / 1189 (3%) 865 / 1189 (72.8%)
Employment postings 13 / 78 (16.7%) 2 / 78 (2.6%) 63 / 78 (80.8%)
Inherently graphical content (e.g., map or photograph) 31 / 77 (40.3%) 1 / 77 (1.3%) 45 / 77 (58.4%)
Instructions for receipt of services or benefits 45 / 221 (20.4%) 6 / 221 (2.7%) 170 / 221 (76.9%)
Online form for services or benefits 29 / 91 (31.9%) 1 / 91 (1.1%) 61 / 91 (67%)
Other online form 16 / 91 (17.6%) 0 / 91 (0%) 75 / 91 (82.4%)
Other 255 / 1263 (20.2%) 56 / 1263 (4.4%) 952 / 1263 (75.4%)

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