Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) – Level AA

What are Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), and Why Should I Comply with Them?

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are requirements established by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to improve web accessibility. They are designed to make strategies, standards, and supporting resources on the Internet accessible to all users.

The W3C’s first version of WCAG (WCAG 1.0) was released in 1999, and it was a monumental step forward in web accessible technology. WCAG 2.0 was released in 2008, and will be applicable for several more years. WCAG 2.0 is based on technology requirements as well as ethical principles. You can learn more about the specific requirements and principles here.

In 2020, all Canadian websites will be required to meet the W3C’s WCAG 2.0 standards.

Creating a website that complies with WCAG’s standards ensures that your website is accessible by more people, and it specializes in addressing many of the problems that users with disabilities face as well as improving the overall user experience (UX).

What Should I do to Make my Website More Accessible?

The team at Zigma thoroughly understands the WCAG’s standards, and will support our clients to create websites that conform to the WCAG 2.0 requirements.

Within WCAG 2.0, there are three levels of compliance:

  • Level A – deals with the most basic web accessibility features
  • Level AA – deals with the largest and most common barriers for users with disabilities
  • Level AAA – deals with the highest and most complex levels of web accessibility

Zigma is proud to provide websites that fully comply with the W3C’s WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards.

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