Jan 21 2021 was, is and will be a great day as the accessibility community has been celebrating ever since for the only one thing! It’s when the world witnessed the publication of WCAG 3.0 first public draft.
Although this is just a beginning of what is to come in the future drafts, there are some key changes that are compelling us to look at.
Outcome VS Success Criteria
In the new accessibility guidelines, the term success criteria along with its binary state of true or false is gone. The term is replaced with Outcome that brings along with it a number of changes. Outcome is a written testable criteria based upon the functional needs of the users with disabilities. Outcome results are measured by the ratings associated with them and they are technology agnostic.
Methods VS Techniques
The techniques are replaced with methods that are still non-normative or more simply, informative.
The understanding documents are going to be called as How-To and they are going to give us more than what we have now. These How-To documents are going to talk about assistive technology testing, methods and other tests at the least.
The guidelines are still there but with some good changes. While some new [...]