Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Comment Period Nearing Closure

Most are probably already aware of this but if not, the W3C has an updated draft of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines open for comment. The guidelines are both updated and reorganized around four key principles.


The guidelines and success criteria are organized around the following four principles. These four principles lay the foundation necessary for anyone to

access and use Web content. Anyone who wants to use the Web must have content that is:


  1. Perceivable – Information and user interface components must be perceivable by users;
  2. Operable – User interface components must be operable by users;
  3. Understandable – Information and operation of user interface must be understandable by users;
  4. Robust – Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies.


The feedback process is detailed on the web page for the guidelines. Comments are due by the 29th of this month.

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