Thursday, March 23, 2017

WCAG 2.1 Working Draft Available

Mobile devices were in their infancy back when the WCAG 2.0 guidelines were developed. The W3C has just released a first draft of a long-awaited update: WCAG 2.1 for public comment. The purpose of WCAG 2.1 is to extend WCAG 2.0 and introduce additional success criteria including mobile device accessibility, low vision accessibility, and cognitive and learning disability accessibility. WCAG 2.1 supports all WCAG 2.0 accessibility success criteria. So, if a web page meets WCAG 2.1 success criteria, the page also meets WCAG 2.0 success criteria. The W3C invites you to read the working draft of WCAG 2.1 and submit feedback.