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Coming Soon WCAG 2.1: Perhaps the Most Important Web Acronym for Accessibility


The last time guidelines for accessible web content were published by the World Wide Web Consortium, many of our readers were likely using flip phones or early talking Nokia devices. The next version will address many of the advancements in technology which have been released over the past few years including mobile apps and touch screen devices.

A draft of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1](https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/) has been posted with comments due by March 31. In addition to the recognition of mobile devices, it addresses other modern website pitfalls including pop-up screens, forms that time out after a few minutes, and keyboard shortcuts in web-based apps. WCAG organizes their guidelines into 3 levels of compliance: A, AA, and AAA with most organizations opting for level AA compliance. Those interested can leave feedback on the current guidelines (linked above) until March 31.

Source: W3
Category: News

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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.


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