From Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0
to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0

W3C Working Draft 06 May 2008

Table of Contents


Incomplete draft: This document is an editor's copy that has no official standing and is incomplete. Particularly, the section WCAG 2.0 and MWBP Together is only an outline; WCAG 1.0 to MWBP is only partly filled out. It is subject to major changes and is therefore not intended for implementation. It is provided for review and feedback only. Please send feedback to public-bpwg-comments@w3.org (archive).

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Summary of work required to make content that meets MWBP also meet WCAG 1.0

This section provides guidance on the “upgrade path” from MWBP 1.0 to accessibility through WCAG 1.0 compliance. For each of the WCAG 1.0 priorities there are three possible levels of effort required, labelled for simplicity with keywords (nothing, something, everything):


To summarise, if your content already complies with MWBP, to achieve compliance with WCAG 1.0, you need to do the following:

Nothing: content already complies with these checkpoints:

Something: more effort of some kind or a check, to comply with these checkpoints:

Everything: start from scratch to comply with these checkpoints:

Addressing WCAG 1.0 Checkpoints

WCAG 1.0 Checkpoints

List of checkpoints described in detail:

If you haven't used image maps as suggested by IMAGE_MAPS then this checkpoint does not apply. However, if you have used server-side image maps, then provide redundant text links for each active region. Techniques for checkpoint 1.2 provides further information on how to achieve this.

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