We are very happy to inform everyone that a new Accessibility page is now available in the new user interface of DQM. The new Accessibility page has now been updated to the latest WCAG 2.2 standard which is in its second review draft and is expected to be released as a published recommendation at the end of 2021.
What is WCAG 2.2?
WCAG 2.2 is the latest version of WCAG that adds 9 new Success Criterions (SC) and updates the WCAG level of 1 existing SC. All existing WCAG 2.1 SC remain valid and is now incorporated into this new standard. Please do refer to the article WCAG 2.2 is coming: What’s new and how to easily comply to learn more about the standard.
Why is the new Accessibility page using WCAG 2.2?
While still in a draft state the documentation available from Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 already provides meaningful information on what to expect once the new standard is published. The new standard also incorporates WCAG 2.1 with very minor changes so existing checks could be incorporated without issues. By having the WCAG 2.2 available in the new Accessibility page you would have the opportunity to see this new information. As always we will continue to monitor the progress of the WCAG 2.2 standard and adjust this new page as changes are made.
Apart from reviewing the new Success Criterions for WCAG 2.2 a review was made on WCAG 2.1 as well to see if new checkpoints could be added. Please reach out to your Customer Success manager for the full list of checkpoints that have been added to the DQM Best Practice library. Please note that these new library checkpoints are not automatically added to your instance and will have to be requested to be added once the new page becomes available.
What is the difference with the new Accessibility page?
9 new Success Criterions will be added to the Accessibility page: