Friday, October 02, 2020

Quick Summary of New WCAG 2.2 Success Criteria

From Essential Accessibility: a quick summary of new WCAG 2.2 Success Criteria...

  • 2.5.7: Dragging

    If a dragging movement is required, provide an alternative means of dragging such as tapping or clicking.
  • 2.5.8: Pointer Target Spacing

    Make sure hyperlink buttons or other interactive features take up at least 44×44 CSS pixels of space, including empty space surrounding the feature.
  • 3.2.6: Findable Help

    If a help option is available, it should be available in a consistent location. 
  • 3.2.7: Hidden Controls

    Important controls should remain visible and/or available while that control is relevant and not stay hidden and/or disappear until they receive a mouseover or focus.
  • 3.3.7: Accessible Authentication

    If there is a Captcha or other cognitive test to prove you are human there needs should be an alternate way to authenticate such as 2-factor authentication. 
  • 3.3.8: Redundant Entry

    When filling out a form, any previously entered information should be available through autofill or selection. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

WCAG 2.2 Draft Additional Success Criteria & Upates

 Among other updates, nine new Success Criteria items have been added to the WCAG 2.2 Draft. A blog post by the Bureau of Internet Accessibility summarizes the changes. These new Success Criteria involve a variety of topics including Accessible Authentication, Dragging, Findable Help, Fixed Reference Points, Focus Appearance (Minimum), Focus Appearance (Enhanced), Hidden Controls, Pointer Target Spacing, and . Redundant Entry. An update to be aware of is the change from Level AA to Level A for Success Criteria 2.4.7 Focus Visible, which requires a visible indicator upon keyboard focus.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

CSS Grid Layout Module Level 2 Candidate Recommendation

 CSS Grid Layout Module Level 2 specification is now a Candidate Recommendation. The biggest change is the addition of subgrids to the spec, although at the current time subgrids are only supported by the Firefox browser.