Want to get up to running speed on the new WCAG 2.2 release? We’ll be providing more detail in future posts, but here are the quick facts from our Accessibility Team to get you started.
- WCAG 2.2 is scheduled to be published in September 2021.
(Delayed from the previously anticipated July 2021 date.)
- New success criteria:
- 4 at Level A
- 4 at Level AA
- 1 at Level AAA
- The new WCAG 2.2 criteria is design to assist users with the following disability types and needs:
- Motor disabilities
- Low vision
- Cognitive and learning disabilities
- All users across disability types on mobile devices
WCAG 2.2 Level A Criteria
- Accessible Authentication: If an authentication process relies on a cognitive function test, at least one other method must also be available that does not rely on a cognitive function test.
- Findable Help: If certain help features are present, they are located at the same place throughout the website.
- Fixed Reference Points: Specific to EPUB and other similar publication formats. Items (such as page numbers) are accessible and remain unchanged when user adjusts the way page is displayed.
- Redundant Entry: For information, it is either auto-populated, or available for the user to select.
WCAG 2.2 Level AA Criteria
- Dragging: Requires that drag and drop not be the only way that actions can be achieved.
- Focus Appearance (Minimum): Keyboard users have a visible focus indicator with a specified minimum size and contrast.
- Hidden Controls: Controls to complete a process, such as submit buttons for a form, are visible continuously or without requiring pointer hover or keyboard focus.
- Pointer Target Spacing: Specifies a minimum distance that two interactive elements can be away from each other.
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