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The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) published an updated WCAG 3 Working Draft. For background and up-to-date information on W3C Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3, please see WCAG 3 Introduction.

This draft includes potential outcomes that we are exploring. The final set of outcomes in WCAG 3 will be different from this draft. Outcomes will be edited, added, combined, and removed. 

The purpose of this draft is to:

  • better understand the scope of user needs and how they could be addressed in an accessibility standard, 
  • request assistance in identifying gaps, and
  • request assistance locating and conducting research to validate or invalidate the drafted outcomes. 

Some of the outcomes are marked as needing research. We are particularly interested in assistance identifying or conducting research to support or refute them.

For your review:

When reviewing this update, please focus on the Guidelines section. We did not make changes to conformance related sections.

Please consider the following questions when reviewing the outcomes in this draft:

  • What outcomes needed to make web content accessible are missing?
  • What research supports or refutes these outcomes?
  • Are any of these outcomes out of scope for accessibility standards? If so, please explain why.

To provide input, please file issues on GitHub, or if you are unable to use GitHub, send email to

Please create separate GitHub issues or email messages for each topic (rather than putting multiple topics in a single issue or email).

Thank you in advance for your contributions to WCAG 3. This draft reflects ongoing work on WCAG 3. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the AG Chairs via email to

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