Techniques for WCAG 2.0

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F19: Failure of Conformance Requirement 1 due to not providing a method for the user to find the alternative conforming version of a non-conforming Web page


Sites that provide alternative, WCAG conforming versions of nonconforming primary content.

This failure relates to:


This failure technique describes the situation in which an alternate, conforming version of the content is provided, but there is no direct way for a user to tell that it is available or where to find it. Such content fails the Success Criterion because the user cannot find the conforming version.




  1. Identify a nonconforming page that has an alternative conforming version.

  2. Determine if the nonconforming page provides a link to the conforming version.

Expected Results

  1. If step #2 is false, the content fails the Success Criterion.

Techniques are Informative

Techniques are informative—that means they are not required. The basis for determining conformance to WCAG 2.0 is the success criteria from the WCAG 2.0 standard—not the techniques. For important information about techniques, please see the Understanding Techniques for WCAG Success Criteria section of Understanding WCAG 2.0.