W3C Publishes WCAG 2.1

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published an expanded version of the WCAG guidelines for accessible web content. The new guidelines add success criteria for:

  • Users of mobile devices, WCAG 2.1 provides updated guidance including support for user interactions using touch, handling more complex gestures, and for avoiding unintended activation of an interface.
  • Users with low vision, WCAG 2.1 extends contrast requirements to graphics, and introduces new requirements for text and layout customization to support better visual perception of web content and controls.
  • Users with cognitive, language, and learning┬ádisabilities, WCAG 2.1 improvements include a requirement to provide information about the specific purpose of input controls, as well as additional requirements to support timeouts due to inactivity. This can help many users better understand web content and how to successfully interact with it.

For more information, see the W3C WCAG 2.1 Press Release