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WCAG 2.1 Compliance
WCAG 2.1 Background
On June 5, 2018 the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 became an official W3C Recommendation. WCAG 2.1Complianceadds one new guideline and seventeen new success criteria to the existing WCAG 2.0. These success criteria extend WCAG 2.0 to improve accessibility for people using mobile devices and for people with low vision or cognitive impairments.
The WCAG 2.1 Working Group polled various disability groups to determine the most pressing issues. They researched and prioritized community input to propose new success criteria. Success Criteria must be testable and an implementation must exist in order for a proposal to reach specification status. The global community can be confident that the new success criteria are achievable because several organizations, EqualWeb included, have implemented them.
Some things to note as you look at the new Guidelines:
WCAG 2.1 does not alter or change WCAG 2.0. It is fully backward compatible.
Content that conforms to WCAG 2.1 also conforms to WCAG 2.0.
Compliance at the AA level is still recommended.
New success criteria were added at the end of the list of the existing ones associated with the relevant guideline.
The order and numbering of WCAG 2.0 are therefore maintained, but the success criteria in each guideline are no longer grouped by conformance level.
Seventeen New Success Criteria
So, there is one new guideline and seventeen new success criteria.
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