A Look at WCAG 2.2: What’s coming, and what to do about it

A presentation at HighEdWeb Accessibility Summit by Carolyn Shannon

Learn what’s coming in WCAG 2.2 and how it might affect your websites.

The World Wide Web Consortium plans to release a 2.2 update to its Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. The Web Accessibility Initiative has proposed a number of changes and a new success criterion, including enhancements focused around users with

cognitive and learning disabilities
low vision
disabilities using mobile applications

This session will provide an overview of updated and new specifications proposed for the WCAG 2.2 guideline release later this year.

Users will leave with an understanding of:

  • the new success criteria Focus Visible (enhanced) and other changes,
  • some of the ways these recommendations impact websites, and
  • how to audit, inventory, and prepare a plan of action for your websites and applications


The following resources were mentioned during the presentation or are useful additional information.