On June 5, 2018, the W3C published version 2.1 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). WCAG 2.1 retains all the success criteria from WCAG 2.0 and adds 17 new success criteria across the current A, AA, and AAA standards.
At UB, we will continue to use the current WCAG 2.0 AA standard for our website remediation efforts. That being said, I recommend that everyone become familiar with WCAG 2.1. At some point in the future we will transition to the new standards. Here are some links to get you started:
- WCAG 2.1
- WCAG 2.1: What is Next for Accessibility Guidelines (from deque)
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 (from The Paciello Group)
- WCAG 2.1 – What’s New (from UsableNet)
- The Future is Now: WCAG 2.1 is Finally Here! (from LEVELaccess)