WCAG 2.1 AA Guide for Beginners or Experts (Plain English)

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Not every detail or exception for each success criterion is covered, but the essence of each success criterion is there.

I’ve organized it by the by version 2.0 and then I separate I separately added the twelve additional success criteria that are found in 2.1 so you can start off with WCAG 2.0 and then once you get through with that you can work your way into 2.1.

And then there’s also a link to the source documentation so that if you have any questions if you need more details if you want to learn more you can easily go to the stores material which is on the W3C’s website and the W3C is the World Wide Web Consortium you can easily go to their website and read the technical standards for yourself and see if there are any exceptions that apply to you see if there are additional examples that you can read through everything is still there for you.

I don’t want to dissuade you from looking at the at the at the actual source documentation but many people when they read it they find it difficult to read and or it’s just too long or cumbersome for them to get through and they want to absorb these guidelines as quickly as possible and that’s where my guide comes into play.

You can find my WCAG 2.1 AA Guide and Checklist at https://accessible.org/wcag.