WCAG 2.1 on a mobile device

Unpacking Commonly Misunderstood WCAG 2.1 Criteria

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Written by: Kim Phillips

Original Presentation Date: March 12, 2020

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has created useful materials to help interpret the new WCAG 2.1 success criteria, but there are still practical challenges with understanding the nuances of certain criteria. This presentation breaks down the complex criteria to help you ensure accuracy in your testing and comformance reporting. WCAG 2.1 criteria covered in detail include:

  • Success Criterion 1.4.11 Non-text Contrast (Level AA)
  • Success Criterion 2.5.1 Pointer Gestures (Level A)
  • Success Criterion 2.5.2 Pointer Cancellation (Level A)
  • Success Criterion 1.3.5 Identify Input Purpose (Level AA)
  • Success Criterion 1.4.10 Reflow (Level AA)

Webinar resources include the recorded presentation, slides, and CART transcript.

About the Presenter

Jonathan Avila, Chief Accessibility Officer

Jonathan has over 20 years of experience in the analysis, design and repair of software, web pages, mobile apps, documentation and hardware for accessibility. With an extensive technical and programming background, many years of experience in the accessibility field, and his own personal experience as a person with a visual impairment, he brings a valuable and unique perspective to access solutions for new and current technologies. Jonathan is an active member of the W3C’s Accessibility Guidelines Working Group, Low Vision Taskforce, the International Association of Accessibility Professionals. He also publishes regular articles on accessibility topics and has been the subject matter expert on several accessibility training courses created for the US Federal government.