The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) provide technical specifications to improve the accessibility of websites and many other digital experiences.
Download this interactive guide to learn more about each WCAG standard, as well as various methods for testing accessibility. Plus, you’ll get our complete checklist, compiled by accessibility experts, to use as you review your digital properties.
While compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and WCAG conformance have become almost synonymous over the years, it’s important to understand the distinction. Since WCAG itself is not a law, but a set of accessibility standards, there is no such thing as “compliance” with WCAG. However, WCAG was designed to help website owners achieve the level of accessibility that is required by laws like the ADA. It can be helpful to think of accessibility laws such as the ADA as the end destination—i.e., web accessibility for all—while WCAG maps out how to get there. Start your journey to WCAG conformance and ADA compliance with this practical guide, which includes: