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Notice: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 in Development

(2020-02-27)

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) has published a First Public Working Draft of WCAG 2.2. Additional success criteria in development for 2.2 address the needs of people with cognitive or learning disabilities, users of mobile devices, and users of ebooks. For information on what’s new in this draft and upcoming work, see the blog post Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 in Development.

Updated: WCAG-EM Report Tool – Accessibility Evaluation Report Generator

(2020-01-22)

The Accessibility Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) has published an updated version of WCAG-EM Report Tool: Website Accessibility Evaluation Report Generator.

The tool helps you generate website accessibility evaluation reports according to Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM). WCAG-EM is an informative W3C Working Group Note. It describes an approach for evaluating how websites, including web applications and websites for mobile devices, conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). We welcome feedback on this version of the WCAG-EM Report Tool and suggestions for improvements for the next version.

New Online Course: W3Cx Introduction to Web Accessibility

(2019-12-03)

Introduction to Accessibility – W3Cx Course
W3C WAI and the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE) have launched a new W3Cx course: Introduction to Web Accessibility. It is designed for technical and non-technical audiences, including developers, designers, content authors, project managers, people with disabilities, and others. The course will start on 28 January 2020 and is self-paced. A blog post and press release introduces the course. To learn more about the course and enroll now, see the Introduction to Web Accessibility course description.

ACT Rules Format is a Web Standard "W3C Recommendation"

(2019-10-31)

Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 was published today as a “W3C Recommendation” web standard. This standard helps developers of automated testing tools and manual testing methodologies to write, share, and implement test rules. The rules contribute to consistent testing for accessibility standards compliance. ACT is introduced in the ACT Overview. For more information and examples of organizations already using ACT, see the blog post: Calibrate Your Accessibility Evaluation With ACT.

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