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21 July 2023

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Progress is underway, as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 nears its status as a ‘W3C Recommendation’ web standard, expected to be achieved in August 2023.

WCAG 2.2 has now entered the ‘Proposed Recommendation’ stage, a testament to the acceptance of the document by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). This now sets the stage for W3C Members to embark on a voting process to officially confer WCAG 2.2 with ‘W3C Recommendation’ status. The voting period is set to conclude on 19 August 2023.

WCAG 2.2 represents a comprehensive update, incorporating vital enhancements and new provisions to address emerging challenges and embrace evolving technologies. By doing so, it is poised to become a vital resource for web developers and content creators seeking to build more accessible websites and applications.

As we approach the final stages of the WCAG 2.2 development process, it’s essential to acknowledge that additional input from W3C Members may necessitate some adjustments to refine the accessibility standards further.

To remain up-to-date on the latest developments surrounding WCAG 2.2, individuals and organizations interested in promoting digital inclusivity are encouraged to visit ‘What’s New in WCAG 2.2’.