One Problem, Two Success Criteria: WCAG 2.1, Sausage Making, and a Carrot & Stick (A Case Study)

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 8:00am in Lakehouse on Wednesday, November 15.

#11345

Speaker(s)

  • John Foliot, Principal Accessibility Strategist, Deque Systems

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

WCAG 2.1 is just around the corner, and questions arise on how the newly proposed Success Criteria came to be. In this session, join John Foliot as he takes a specific use-case requirement, and then walks us through the process, from User Need to SC, examining the steps, discussions and compromises required to get a new SC into WCAG 2.1

Abstract

WCAG 2.1 is just around the corner, and questions arise on how the newly proposed Success Criteria came to be. In this session, join John Foliot as he takes a specific use-case requirement, and then walks us through the process, from User Need to Success Criteria, examining the steps, discussions and compromises required to get a new Success Criteria into WCAG 2.1.

Using 2 freshly proposed Success Criteria from the WCAG 2.1 Draft, we’ll examine the difficulties in turning a need into a testable, scalable and implementable Success Criteria (or two!) and look at how the W3C Process was applied in moving things forward.

Additionally, you will gain specific insight into the two new SC that finally emerged from the work we’ll examine: SC 1.3.4 Purpose of Controls (AA) and SC 1.3.5 Contextual Information (AAA), as well as a hint of what to expect in the future.

Keypoints

  1. Understand the W3C Process for WCAG 2.1
  2. Gain specific insight on two newly proposed Success Criteria intended to address Cognitive issues
  3. Learn the role that metadata plays in digital accessibility

Disability Areas

Accessibility, WCAG

Topic Areas

Uncategorized, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

John Foliot

John is the Principal Accessibility Strategist at Deque Systems and an internationally recognized Web Accessibility Specialist and champion for the cause of web standards and universal accessibility. He has provided digital accessibility consultation services to government agencies, educational institutions and private sector companies since 1999, both as an independant contractor, as well as stints at Stanford University and JP Morgan Chase bank, prior to joining Deque in 2015. John is an active and contributing participant in multiple W3C Working Groups including the Accessibility Guidelines WG (formally the WCAG WG), the ARIA WG, Accessible Platform Architecture (APA) WG, the Web Platform WG (formally the HTML5 WG), as well as the W3C Television on the Web Interest Group.

Handout(s)