Supplemental Guidance Requirements Analysis

From Low Vision Accessibility Task Force
See GitHub Issue: Beyond WCAG – Guidance...
1. Motivations/Background
2. Proposal, Notes, Benefits


WAI is finalizing a WAI-wide approach to "supplemental guidance"/best practice guidance that integrates information for low vision, cognitive, mobile, and others.

Different documents have different audiences and approaches:

  • User Needs/Accessibility Requirements for People with Low Vision is from the perspective of the user needs. Its primary goal is to inform standards.
  • WCAG has strict parameters that impact the content and wording. Its goal is to provide a broadly-applicable, testable standard.
  • Supplemental guidance takes a different approach. Its primary goal is easy-to-use guidance for designing and developing digital content. It is not required to meet WCAG, and does not have the same limitations as WCAG.
    • OPEN ISSUE: scope to include user agents?

Context (Background, Proposal Benefits)

Below is left for archive. May not be needed if sufficiently addressed in GitHub issues above or elsewhere

Purpose, Objectives, Goals


Audience, Use Cases, Tasks, User Flows