Deque Systems Welcomes and Announces Support for WCAG 2.2

Created on November 12, 2023 at 10:26 am

Deque Systems ORG 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 CARDINAL 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 CARDINAL new WCAG Success Criteria

WCAG 2.2 CARDINAL adds nine CARDINAL 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 CARDINAL 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 CARDINAL Consistent Help A X 7 3.3.7 CARDINAL 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 CARDINAL , and seven CARDINAL of the nine CARDINAL 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 CARDINAL 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 CARDINAL conformance?

Deque PERSON accessibility experts have the knowledge and skills today DATE to help you with WCAG 2.2 CARDINAL conformance. Because we helped build WCAG 2.2 CARDINAL 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 CARDINAL of the first ORDINAL test cases to showcase the ability to meet the new WCAG 2.2 CARDINAL standard.

Deque University ORG listed among WCAG 2.2 CARDINAL 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 CARDINAL 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 CARDINAL 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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News Media Contacts ORG

At Deque ORG :

Ryan Bateman PERSON , +1-703-225-0380, [email protected]

At Deque Europe LOC :

Ron Beenen PERSON , +31 30 799 5009 GPE , [email protected]

At Deque APAC & MENA ORG :

Abin Roy Choudhury PERSON , +91 9000189666 CARDINAL , [email protected]

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