Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) has released a working draft for version 3.0 of the guidelines. It is vastly different from the 2.1 version of the guidelines. This appears to be a redesign and redefinition of the guidelines from the ground up. You can access the version 3 guidelines on the w3.org website.
Category: WCAG Success Criterion
“Content does not restrict its view and operation to a single display orientation, such as portrait or landscape, unless a specific display orientation is essential.” (WCAG 1.3.4 Orientation) Who is it for? Not everyone has the luxury of being able to quickly and easily rotate their display. Some devices, like a tablet or phone mount on […]
“The visual presentation of the following have a contrast ratio of at least 3:1 against adjacent color(s): User Interface Components: Visual information required to identify user interface components and states, except for inactive components or where the appearance of the component is determined by the user agent and not modified by the author; Graphical Objects: Parts of graphics required to understand the […]
Who is it for? This is for users who cannot perceive the entire page. This includes users that have a screen magnifier running and those that have resized the text. What is important to know? A very important thing that most people get wrong about this criterion is that it doesn’t require that we add […]
Who is it for? People with cognitive, reading or low vision disabilities benefit from this requirement. The ability to customize the text to meet their needs is important. What is important to know? This is important for a very large portion of our users. 🙂 How do I code it? So this one is pretty […]
The purpose of each input field collecting information about the user can be programmatically determined when: The input field serves a purpose identified in the Input Purposes for User Interface Components section; and The content is implemented using technologies with support for identifying the expected meaning for form input data. Identify Input Purpose (WCAG Definition) Who is it […]
Content can be presented without loss of information or functionality, and without requiring scrolling in two dimensions for: Vertical scrolling content at a width equivalent to 320 CSS pixels; Horizontal scrolling content at a height equivalent to 256 CSS pixels. Except for parts of the content which require two-dimensional layout for usage or meaning. Understanding Success Criterion […]