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

Important Information about Techniques

See Understanding Techniques for WCAG Success Criteria for important information about the usage of these informative techniques and how they relate to the normative WCAG 2.0 success criteria. The Applicability section explains the scope of the technique, and the presence of techniques for a specific technology does not imply that the technology can be used in all situations to create content that meets WCAG 2.0.


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.