WCAG 2.2 is Finally Here! • DigitalA11Y

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After

5 years
DATE

of research, much deliberations, constant feedback, several drafts and edits,

the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
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(WCAG)

2.2
CARDINAL

has arrived as a W3C recommendation. This version was made as a W3C recommendation on

October 05, 2023
DATE

and calls for appreciations and celebrations as the inclusivity of the digital world has achieved

one
CARDINAL

more milestone.

Key Highlights of WCAG

2.2
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Following are the key highlights of WCAG

2.2
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:

WCAG 2.2 Addresses the specific needs of Users with cognitive and learning disabilities, users with low vision and users with disabilities on mobile devices WCAG 2.2 is backward compatible WCAG

2.2
CARDINAL

Introduces

9
CARDINAL

new

Success
ORG

criteria Additional criteria are not grouped based on conformance level; rather they are appended at the end of the set of success criteria of each guideline The success

Criterion 4.1.1
PRODUCT

– Parsing is deprecated New sections are added in the

Understanding SC
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pages to read about privacy and security contexts of the SCs.


New Success Criteria
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in WCAG

2.2
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Following are the new success criteria introduced in WCAG

2.2
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. Note that they are organized based on numbers and not on their conformance level:

There are

two
CARDINAL

(A) criteria,

four
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(AA) criteria and

three
CARDINAL

(

AAA
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) criteria that make up the

nine
CARDINAL

additional success

Criteria
PRODUCT

. Visit the Following page to view the success criteria by the conformance level: WCAG 2.2 Quick Reference. This page has filters for better understanding and readability.

Conclusion

WCAG

2.2
CARDINAL

is more exciting and interesting as it brings new accessibility criteria. For example, this version has

two
CARDINAL

new criteria to make the security authentication methods more accessible. Also, it reinforces responsible design that does not interrupt, obscure or present difficulties when introducing author-created content.

Let’s wait and watch how these guidelines are adopted across the industry; how the designers and developers innovate; how the security experts design implement inclusive authentication methods!

Stay tuned to our web site for more updates, blog posts on each new success criteria and interesting write-ups that bring forth perspectives on WCAG

2.2
CARDINAL

.


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