Deque Systems Welcomes and Announces Support for WCAG 2.2

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Deque Systems
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Welcomes and Announces Support for WCAG 2.2


Deque Systems
ORG

congratulates

the W3C Accessibility Guidelines Working Group
ORG

(

AGWG
ORG

) members on the official release of the new

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
ORG

(WCAG) version

2.2
CARDINAL

, which were released

October 5
DATE

at

8:39 am EST
TIME

. With more employees actively working to develop WCAG

2.2
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within the W3C than any other business, we’re thrilled to see the guidelines continue to evolve and address long standing needs for people with disabilities. As businesses conform to these new standards, their websites and applications will become accessible to

millions
CARDINAL

of additional users around the world.

The

Nine
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new WCAG Success Criteria

WCAG

2.2
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adds

nine
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new

Success Criteria
ORG

. Here is a quick summary table of the names of the new requirements, the level and who will primarily benefits from each:

# ID Success Criterion Name Level Benefits Cognitive Benefits Fine Motor Benefits Low Vision

1 2.4.11
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Focus Not Obscured (Minimum) AA X X X 2 2.4.12

Focus Not Obscured
ORG

(Enhanced) AAA X X X 3 2.4.13 Focus Appearance AAA X X X 4 2.5.7 Dragging Movements AA X 5 2.5.8 Target Size (Minimum) AA X

6 3.2.6
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Consistent Help A X

7 3.3.7
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Redundant Entry A X 8 3.3.8 Accessible Authentication (Minimum) AA X 9 3.3.9 Accessible Authentication (Enhanced) AAA X

Progress for people with cognitive disabilities

Solving accessibility barriers for people with cognitive challenges was a primary focus of WCAG

2.2
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, and

seven
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of the

nine
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new success criteria help this disability type. Securely simpler authentication, reduction of redundant entry, consistent location for help, and clear focus indicators will allow more people with cognitive differences to have equal access. While this is a good step forward, there is still so much more work to be done.

Deque
PERSON

is deeply committed to help the web and world transform neurodiversity into amazing accessibility and universal design opportunities.

Help for people with fine motor disabilities


Five
CARDINAL

of the new

Success Criteria
ORG

will benefit people with dexterity limitations. For people who can’t use a mouse and must rely on a keyboard or other alternative input device, the new focus indicator requirements will remove crucial accessibility barriers. Adding a minimum target size and a dragging movement requirement to

AA
ORG

will also help ensure that people with fine motor disabilities can independently interact with the digital world.

Removing barriers for low vision and color blind

People with low vision and/or color blindness will directly benefit from

three
CARDINAL

of the new WCAG

2.2
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Success Criteria

one
CARDINAL

of which is at the A/AA level. Being able to see the focus indicator is critical to people who don’t have

20/20
ORG

vision and/or don’t have full perception of colors. How common is low vision and color blindness? Low vision impacts

approximately 6 million
CARDINAL

people in

the United States
GPE

alone according to

the Center for Disease Control’s
ORG

Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System. And color blindness impacts

around 300 million
CARDINAL

people around the world.

How can

Deque
PERSON

help you with WCAG

2.2
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conformance?


Deque
PERSON

accessibility experts have the knowledge and skills

today
DATE

to help you with WCAG

2.2
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conformance. Because we helped build WCAG

2.2
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and were actively involved in implementation testing, we’re among a small group of accessibility professionals ready to help you now. In fact, our own

Deque University
ORG

was

one
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of the

first
ORDINAL

test cases to showcase the ability to meet the new WCAG

2.2
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standard.


Deque University
ORG

listed among WCAG

2.2
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implementation test sites.

Looking for training on the new standards?

Deque University
ORG

covers WCAG 2.2 Success Criteria in coursework

today
DATE

.


Deque
PERSON

’s commitment to ongoing WCAG standards support


Deque
ORG

services, training, and tools are continually updated with the latest in WCAG requirements. With immediate support of WCAG

2.2
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across our services and training and inclusion of automated rulesets in our accessibility testing library axe-core, we hope you share our excitement for this advancement of the accessibility industry. Contact us if you’d like help with WCAG

2.2
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now.

About

Deque Systems
ORG


Deque
PERSON

(pronounced dee-cue) is a digital accessibility software and services company, and our mission is

Digital Equality
ORG

. We believe everyone, regardless of their ability, should have equal access to the information, services, applications, and everything else on the web. We work with enterprise-level businesses and organizations to ensure that their sites and mobile apps are accessible. Installed in

over 475,000
CARDINAL

browsers and with

over 5,000
CARDINAL

audit projects completed,

Deque
ORG

is the industry standard.


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PRODUCT

is a registered trademark of

Deque Systems, Inc.

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