WCAG 2.1 AA is a set of accessibility guidelines developed by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). They provide a framework for web developers and designers to create websites accessible to all, including disabled people.
The “AA” in WCAG 2.1 AA stands for “Level AA,” which is the second-highest level of accessibility compliance. AA is the level that many governments consider to be the minimum accessibility requirement for a website. The guidelines are organised into four principles: Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, and Robust. There are four principles, each with their own guidelines and success criteria that must be met to achieve the desired WCAG level of accessibility.
Meeting the WCAG 2.1 AA standard is essential for creating a website that is accessible to everyone, regardless of ability or impairment. By following these guidelines, web developers and designers can help all users navigate websites, regardless of any physical or cognitive barriers.
The WCAG 2.1 AA standard is a set of accessibility guidelines that help web developers and designers create websites that are accessible to disabled people. By adhering to these guidelines, websites are said to be perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust, which ensures that all users can access them. Now, I know that’s a lot of jargon so I’ve written a short article that translates these concepts into what I call ‘Jim Speak’, i.e., I explain what perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust means in ordinary language.
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