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27 May 2021

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has published an updated working draft of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 standard.

All the Success Criteria from 2.0 and 2.1 are included in 2.2, with the updated version of the WCAG 2.2 Working Draft  providing 9 more additional success criteria at this stage.

Some of the recent changes to the draft include:

  • Accessible authentication: Incorporates concepts of ‘steps’ to account for multi-factor authentication, and explicitly allows for ‘mechanisms’ like password managers.
  • Page Break Navigation: Renamed, the criterion text is reduced to focus on content which already implements programmatic page break locators.
  • Target size (minimum): Renamed (from Pointer target Spacing), reduced the core size requirement to 24px, and simplified the criterion text.

Additional information regarding the updated working draft the WCAG 2.2 can be found in the W3C WCAG 2.2 blog post. Feedback on the draft can be provided to W3C via the WCAG 2.2 GitHub process or by