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Accessibility in the build phase is addressed by developing to current accessibility standards, following accessibility best practices and checks, and ensuring system usability with assistive technologies. Ultimately, accessibility in this phase requires the commitment of project team members to account for development awareness and validation when a system is constructed.

In addition to roles and responsibilities as defined in the system development life cycle (SDLC):

An analyst should:

  • Create a Test Management Plan that is aligned with a WCAG 2.0 level AA

A developer should:

  • Use WAI-ARIA states and properties to support platform accessibility APIs
  • Perform the "Department of Rehabilitation 16 Point Check for Accessibility"
  • Ensure non-text content presented to the user has a text alternative
  • Ensure the system is usable with assistive technologies