WCAG 2.1 - What’s it all about?
The W3C publish the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
WCAG 2.1 = WCAG 2.0 + 17 new success criteria
Level A (5 new success criteria)
2.1.4 Character Key Shortcuts
Examples of potential keyboard clashes
If you're going to build single-key keyboard commands, you must support at least one of:
2.5.1 Pointer Gestures
Single digit and single interaction is simple. Multiple digit and/or multiple interaction is complex.
Simple gestures = one finger, single interaction
Complex gestures = multiple fingers and/or multiple movements
Exceptions to simple gestures requirement
2.5.2 Pointer Cancellation
Four scenarios to support pointer cancellation
2.5.3 Label in Name
2.5.4 Motion Actuation
Screenshot of tilt maze in Zelda Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch
Screenshot of Mario Kart tilt controls setting
Motion actuation exception #1
Motion actuation exception #2
Level AA (7 new success criteria)
1.3.4 Orientation
1.3.5 Identify Input Purpose
Code example applying autocomplete to fields expecting a home email address and a password
1.4.10 Reflow
Exceptions to Reflow
1.4.11 Non-Text Contrast
All of the minimum AA contrast requirements
1.4.12 Text Spacing
1.4.13 Content on Hover or Focus
4.1.3 Status Messages
Code example of a notification
Levels of announcement urgency