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10 July 2024

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), responsible for establishing international standards and guidelines for web technologies, has issued an updated revision of their document, “Guidance on Applying WCAG 2 to Non-Web Information and Communications Technologies”, or “WCAG2ICT”.

This guide, which is part of W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), delivers a comprehensive outline of the principles, guidelines and success criteria under the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, 2.1 and 2.2, and how we may apply these guidelines to the context of non-web documents and software.

As such, the most recent draft of the “WCAG2ICT” since its August update last year features prominent developments related to the latest accessibility features.

Such changes include enhanced recommendations under the success criteria guidelines of WCAG 2.2, responses to taken feedback from earlier draft issues, and finalised completion of the Problematic Success Criteria for Closed Functionality section, which discusses certain success criteria that may be challenging for developers of closed functionality.

By remaining up-to-date with evolving digital accessibility information, W3C continues to lead in promoting this cause, setting benchmarks for accessibility standards across diverse digital platforms.

For more information, please read the W3C’s WCAG2ICT Overview.