Removal of Stylesheet
Cascading Style Sheets can be used to provide layout for many aspects within a set of web pages without the use of tables or frames. They allow web page designers to set out the presentation for a web site separately from the content. It makes it much easier to control the main items on web pages such as navigational elements. If the structure is well done it can help accessibility by allowing the user to change colours, fonts and read the site in a linear manner. It is important to check how a site looks with and without style sheets. (W3C WCAG 2.0 1.3 and W3C WCAG 2.0 3.2).
These techniques may be used to perform the test.
Quick Overview Web Developer Toolbar - Remove Stylesheet (CSS), AIS Accessibility toolbar - Disable CSS or view in a text browser.
Criteria for this Test
|Page is unusable.|
|Content and navigation accessible.|
|Fully accessible with correct document structure.|