Simplifying the New WCAG 2.1 Guidelines – Age and Ability


Simplifying the New WCAG 2.1 Guidelines

February 8, 2018 | Written by: Michael Gower

Categorized: Compliance | DevOps

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Recommendations for new accessibility guidelines were released on January 30, 2018 by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). In this new draft version of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), none of the current 2.0 Success Criteria have been altered. Instead, 17 additional criteria have been recommended for 2.1.

This article is intended to help you grasp the objective of each of these 17 new recommendations. The below table gives a simplified one-sentence “pitch” of the intent, as well as indicating which users are expected to benefit the most from its implementation. [Update: the info was grouped into paragraphs until we can resolve a responsive design oddity with the table.]

Once you absorb this brief introduction, follow the links to the actual wording of the draft on the W3C website. You’ll find the text of the Success Criteria provide many additional nuances and qualifications, [...]

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