WCAG 2.4.7 Visible Focus

When an interactive element (link, button, form field, selectable element, etc.) receives focus, a visual indicator shows so a user can see what element they are currently on. What to do? Resources Plain English Explanation Make sure that when someone tabs through your website, any interactive element (such as a link or form field) that … Read more

WCAG 2.4.6 Headings and Labels

Write clear, descriptive headings for content and/or labels for form fields. What to do? Resources Plain English Explanation This success criterion isn’t requiring headings and labels, it’s merely saying that when you use them, write clearly and descriptively so a user knows what content follows or what form fields are asking for. For example, an … Read more

WCAG 2.4.5 Multiple Ways of Finding Pages

Make it so that there is more than one way to find a web page within your website. What to do? Exception Resources Plain English Explanation The idea here is to make it as easy as possible to find pages on your website.  If you add a search bar and sitemap, you’ve very likely satisfied … Read more

WCAG 2.4.4 Descriptive Links

Write your link text so that users have an idea what the linked page is. What to do? Resources Plain English Explanation Write your links so that they’re descriptive and easy to read.  Also, try to keep your anchors concise. This is actually one of the more common accessibility failures of websites, but the good … Read more

WCAG 2.4.3 Focus Order

When users tab through your website, the content appears in a logical order. What to do? Resources? Plain English Explanation All this success criterion is asking for is that you’re able to tab through a website in a logical, sensical manner. For example, it wouldn’t make sense to tab from a menu link in the … Read more

WCAG 2.4.2 Descriptive Page Titles

Each webpage has a unique and descriptive page title that lets the user know what the topic or purpose of the page is. What to do? Resources Plain English Explanation It’s not simply enough to have a title tag exist on each page of your website, the titles need to be descriptive enough for a … Read more

WCAG 2.4.1 Skip Navigation

Provide a link in the top left of your that allows users to skip the header of your website and go straight to the main content. You may also see this referred to as a “skip to content” link or generally as a “skip link”. Skip navigation links can be visible or hidden in the … Read more

WCAG 2.3.1 Limited Flashing Content

Nothing on a webpage flashes more than three times in a second. The terms “flashing” and “blinking” can mean the same thing.  WCAG distinguishes flashing as content that can cause a seizure.  Blinking refers to content that can be a distraction.  The two can be the same if blinking occurs faster than three times per … Read more

WCAG 2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide Moving Content

Any moving, blinking, scrolling, or auto-updating content that starts automatically and lasts more than five seconds must provide the ability for a user to pause, stop, or hide it. Auto-updating means content updates or disappears on a preset schedule. Exceptions: Examples: What to do? Resources Plain English Explanation For any content that begins to move … Read more

WCAG 2.2.1 Adjustable Time Limit

For any time limit on a website, a user must have one of the following options: Exceptions: What to do? Resources Plain English Explanation This success criterion is self-explanatory.  If you have a time limit on your website, definitely reference the WCAG link below.