The W3C won't release the final draft of WCAG 2.2 this spring, as previously expected. They are still receiving feedback on their proposed updates for version 2.2 and continue to make changes to it.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced another delay in the release of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2. We previously anticipated the release of WCAG 2.2 in May 2023—what’s the delay?
WCAG 2.2 Review Process
Before the release of a new WCAG version, a working group provides feedback to the initial draft. The new version will contain brand new guidelines and modifications to previously published guidelines. The W3C will then incorporate that feedback into a new draft. This process continues until the W3C decides to publish the final version.
What’s the delay?
The W3C continues to release new drafts of WCAG 2.2, and the working group continues to provide feedback after each update. This suggests that the W3C wants to spend the time to perfect version 2.2 as much as possible before officially releasing it. However, the W3C encourages everyone to include the proposed 2.2 guidelines in their accessibility updates to stay ahead of the game when they make the new version official.
While the WCAG version 2.2 won’t be released for a while longer, we still recommend incorporating the proposed guidelines in your digital products. Keep in mind, however, that not all of these guidelines may make it to the final version. In the meantime, we’re here to help you make your website, mobile app, or software accessible and conform to the WCAG. Check out our accessibility services, and don’t forget to check our accessibility blog for more news about WCAG 2.2 updates and much more!
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