Obligatory WCAG 2.2 Launch Post
It seems everybody who dabbles in digital accessibility is blogging about WCAG 2.2 now that it finally went live. This is my obligatory post, but I am not promoting it because there is already so much noise and much of the content is regurgitated.
If you are not aware, WCAG 2.2 became a W3C Recommendation (a standard) on 5 October 2023. That was about a year later than originally suggested. It would have been sooner but for some objections on two WCAG 2.0 and WCAG 2.1 Success Criteria. This is part of why all those WCAG 2.2 posts landed immediately — they had already been written and were just waiting since the new WCAG 2.2 SCs were stable.
The launch date was also telegraphed a few days early, so that gave an extra head start.
The only reason to write this post, after all.
I have already written about WCAG 2.2:
- The 411 on 4.1.1, from December 2022 and perhaps forever current. It applies to WCAG 2.1 since WCAG 2.1 was updated on 21 September to assert 4.1.1 is always satisfied for HTML and XML documents.
- What’s New in WCAG 2.2, from August 2020 and wildly out of date (but useful if you want to see what was chipped away from first drafts).
More importantly, W3C has written about WCAG 2.2:
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2: W3C Recommendation 05 October 2023 (the spec)
- WCAG 2 Overview
- What’s New in WCAG 2.2
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 is a W3C Recommendation (press release)
- How to Meet WCAG (Quick Reference), though the 2.2 SCs are not in there yet
- Techniques for WCAG 2.2
And now some of the others. I am not linking to posts or articles on Medium, LinkedIn, or other inaccessible platforms, nor am I linking to PDFs because really why would anyone do that, and definitely no overlay vendors. These are without any endorsement on my part:
- [Draft] How to Meet WCAG (Quickref Reference) created by Eric Eggert to include the new WCAG 2.2 SCs (and likely to 404 once WAI updates its quickref)
- What’s new in WCAG 2.2 by Patrick H. Lauke at TetraLogical
- WCAG 2.2 is Finally Here! by Ricky Onsman at TPGi
- Intopia launches WCAG 2.2 Map by Chris Pycroft at Intopia and the only PDF I allow in here
- WCAG 2.2 : enfin la publication tant attendue ! by Audrey Maniez at Access42
- Deque Systems Welcomes and Announces Support for WCAG 2.2 at Deque (no author)
- WCAG 2.2 AA: Summary and Checklist for Website Owners at Level Access (no author)
- WCAG 2.2 and what it means for you from Craig Abbott
- WCAG 2.2 Is Now A W3C Recommendation by Dennis Lembree
- WCAG 2.2 is here! What it means for your business by Jason Taylor at UsableNet
- They Finally Hit Refresh: After More Than a Year of Delays, It Is Time to Officially Welcome WCAG 2.2 at JD Supra
- WCAG 2.2 Recommendation (勧告) by Kazuhiko Tsuchiya
- WCAG 2.2の勧告 at Mitsue-Links
Also, while readers of my stuff know I have been tracking and poking WCAG 2.2 for years now, I am not going to lay claim to having had a hand in it. Unlike others (side-eyes UserWay).
I may add more links later.