Mark up lists and list items properly Accessibility Checkpoint


Mark up lists and list items properly. Avoid using images as bullets in lists created with dl, dt and dd.


Remove the image bullets from HTML and use CSS like list-style-image:url('images/bullet.png');

Applicable standards

Note: Section 508 Refresh (2017) checkpoints are equivalent to WCAG 2.0 level A and level AA checkpoints.

Change history

  • 5.38 Jul 2020 Changed rule ID from AccWcag1-3.6.1 to AccHtmlBulletListMarkup.
  • 5.3 Sep 2013 Fixed false negative.
  • 3.2 Apr 2009 Don’t fire for inline images inside definitions.
  • 3.0 Dec 2008 Now triggers WCAG2 issue.
  • 1.0 Feb 2007 Added.

This page describes a web site issue detected in HTML documents by SortSite Desktop and OnDemand Suite.

Rule ID: AccHtmlBulletListMarkup