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Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is developed through the W3C process in cooperation with individuals and organizations around the world, with a goal of proving a single shared standard for web content accessibility that meets the needs of individuals, organizations, and governments internationally

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Should We Replace Link Attributes/Values When We Prevent Default Link Action?

There are times when I, a custom theme, a contributed module or library, prevents the default action of an <a> tag. This is not uncommon and needed when implemented. Something like e....
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Availability of tooltip text for keyboard users

I am programming a desktop application and I use some icon-buttons without labels. I do not want to use Labels because of layout. So I set to every icon a descriptive tooltip text, because some icons ...
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WCAG/ADA Compliant Notice

A client would like to notify its users that their website is ADA compliant. Let's say the site meets all the criteria to be compliant, and all the copy is written by their legal/copy teams, where ...
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Maximum contrast ratio for good accessibility

So we are remaking an enterprise app from scratch. This time we want to base our design decisions on proper research. Our users use the app 24/7 with high requirements for UX. So our main goal is to ...
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When is it appropriate to add the HTML5 “autofocus” attribute to a page?

For usability it can be useful to autofocus on something like the search input form on a search page. Where the primary purpose of a page is to search or add content, it can be appropriate to assume ...
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Techniques for handling opening a new tab and ensuring web accessibility with WCAG 3.2

WCAG 3.2 indicates that content should be provided in a predictable format and that subsequently when a new tab is opened on a click that the user is made aware of this. I have a webpage with a list ...
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HELP tackling huge WCAG 2.0 compliance project! Need advice, please

I need advice on how to tackle a really big project. The project consists of getting the production and future support website WCAG 2.0 complaint - for both mobile and web: Production website: is ...
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Color Contrast WCAG 2.0 SC 1.4.3 and Video / Motion Content

There is no reference to motion/video found in SC 1.4.3 — simple "images" and "background." Do the color contrast requirements of SC 1.4.3 apply to text that is in a video and overlayed on top of ...
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WCAG 2.0 compliance: do I have to support browsers which don't support JavaScript?

WCAG 2.0 has some requirements on robustness: "Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies", but it doesn't ...
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Should I have a text size widget for accessibility on a charity website?

I'm a developer at a small web agency that works primarily with charities. We tend to put a simple textsize widget on every site (eg. top right on www.embraceme.org). I find myself wondering if that's ...
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WCAG 2.0 color contrast - How strict do you need to follow?

I have some buttons with a purple background and I am trying to set the text color so it is in compliance of the WCAG 2.0 color contrast rules. My issue is that I just don't understand how based on ...
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What if those with disabilities aren't your user base?

I have a slight problem with accessibility. I have no issue with those with disabilities but here is my problem. They are not primarily my user. I build recruiting sift questionnaires for ...
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WCAG: Can I just link users to a high-contrast mode tool?

I'm on a project that needs to comply with Section 508 and WCAG 2.0, and we are going to support all the accessibility tags and everything just fine, but then I hit a snag with color contrasts... ...
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Color contrast for graphics

I'm trying to find information about minimum contrast ratio between graphic elements (e.g. a bar-graph and its background) but I can't seem to find any. Are there any good practices? WCAG 2.0 ...
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WCAG 2.1: 1.3.6 Identify Purpose - How do you meet the icon requirements for this?

WCAG 2.1 has officially been released so I'd like to try to support it as much as I can. I'm having difficulty understanding guideline 1.3.6 (Identify Purpose). https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG21/...
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Icon only vs. text and icon

Im working on a project now but I'm not sure if an icon alone is accessible (AA) or if it needs to be accompanied by text? Which would meet the WCAG AA standards?
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WCAG 2.0 compliance: do I have to support browsers

I am using the S508 Refresh with WCAG 2.0 in it. Do I need to support the current browser or can I design to browser in particular, like Chrome? I have a personal view about it and I just want to make ...
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Does a basic login form need to state required fields to pass accessibility?

One of the accessibility criteria is "3.3.2 Labels or Instructions" and one of the ways to meet that criterion is by identifying required fields. https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/H90 Is a website ...
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To meet WCAG AA on desktops, what is the minimum space required between two click targets?

I have already looked at these: 1. WCAG 2.1 for Target size 2. button sizes on web pages on Stack Exchange 3. Material Design Google Guidelines for Buttons 4. Spacing between UI components on Stack ...
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Are there any good web accessibility training courses/tutorials (online)?

I'm looking for recommendations for online courses on web accessibility. I know the actual guidelines are out there, but my aim is to find a survey of guidelines and best practices in an easy-to-parse ...
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Accessibility - Keyboard Focus order - tab directly to form or tab through all elements?

Background info: I'm performing an Accessibility Audit as per the new AODA law in Ontario: http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/source/regs/english/2011/elaws_src_regs_r11191_e.htm#BK15 It follows the ...
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Are google charts WCAG compliant?

Exploring them using Windows Narrator I would say not completely, because the screen reader reads a lot of unnecessary data before going through the table, but I'm new to WCAG and accessibility and I ...
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Contrast ratio for button background color?

I am working with making a website WCAG II compliant. The designers are asking to use yellow buttons (specifically, #fcdb31) with blue text on top of them on white backgrounds. While the blue type on ...
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Accessible website with multiple homepages

We're building a website, that people will be sent to from an email. There's multiple home pages, because there are different groups in the email list that the home pages correspond to. So to keep the ...
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How to make a decorative video accessible

Our clients gave us a video that is mostly B-roll so they are saying they do not need to add captions to make is ADA compliant, but I'm not sure that is true. I know for images, if it's purely ...
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Is forcing a user to open a link in the current tab WCAG2.0 accessible

We have inherited the maintenance of a 10+ year old website which has a few links in it that force the link to be opened in the current tab. You can't right click on the link and open in new tab, or ...
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How many more people do I reach if we build a website that reaches WCAG Level AAA?

So we have decided to make our website more accessible and I'm studying the WCAG recommendations right now. I can clearly see that there is a difference between Level A, Level AA and Level AAA. It's ...
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For accessibility, what is the best solution to eliminate having to use 16 font size over 14 on form fields only?

What is the best solution to eliminate having to use 16 font size over 14 on form fields only? To pass WCAG Guidelines, we are looking for a solution to not have 16pt only on form fields and still ...
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Are modal dialogs WCAG compliant?

Are modal dialogs WCAG compliant? I understand that pop-ups of any kind do not meet WCAG requirements, and I assume this includes modal dialogs? For example, I am working with a Primefaces component,...
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Are WAI ARIA attributes required for WCAG 2.0 level AA compliance?

I'm reading the W3 WCAG quick reference guide located here It has the option of selecting items to display for WAI ARIA WCAG compliance -- is WAI-ARIA required for WCAG compliance or not? It's not ...
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Accessibility - browser or site?

I'm looking for some kind of authoritative stance on this - imagine the following scenario: A site is striving to meet Level A of the WCAG 2.0 specification. In the header of the site which runs ...
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Legal redactions and accessibility

When publishing legal documents in PDF format, where redactions are necessary those words will be blacked out. If these documents were to be produced as an accessible HTML page, how would these ...
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What words would you measure useability in 3 levels for WCAG Accesibility, keeping it short, simple and easy to understand

So i'm making this WCAG 2.0 tool that needs to indicate to the user how well their sites and pages are doing in terms of Accessibility. I have called it 'Accessibility Usability' which indicates in 3 ...
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Is the cost of creating a separate website for vision or motor impaired users higher than trying to make existing websites accessible?

A little bit of background (feel free to skip): There are a lot of government regulations being put in place to prevent issues with website accessibility under various anti-discrimination acts in the ...
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Do colour differences which also carry major brightness differences fail WCAG 2.0 SC 1.4.1: Use of Color?

I've run into a conundrum with WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria 1.4.1: Use of Color whilst assessing an internal project for WCAG Level AA compliance. Among my assessment, I'm assessing controls that ...
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For correct accessibility, how should I title an iframe?

We've recently begun using Google Tag Manager on our site, as well as using a tool that tests accessibility. Running our site against WCAG 2.0 Level A results in an error (WCAG 2.0 Level A 2.4.1 and ...