I conducted an accessibility evaluation on the human-curated, arts and humanities news aggregator, Arts & Letters Daily. To conduct this evaluation, I selectively used the “Web Accessibility Checklist” from the A11Y Project. This checklist incorporates principles and guidelines from WCAG 2.0, WAI-ARIA, and Section 508. These are my notes.
Header and Footer
The header does not explicitly include an ARIA banner landmark but since it’s in an HTML5 document and the header is a child element only of the body, this role is implicit.
There’s a language tag! Good.
An ARIA role landmark is not provided for the navigation menu. A semantic HTML5 <nav> element could be used in place of <div id=”leftnav”> in order to make this role implicit or a landmark role of navigation could have been assigned .