Day 96: WCAG and Cognitive Disabilities
Even as I'm learning about design, it still comes down to me focusing more on people, their abilities, and the way they interact with the web. As usual, some learning leads to more questions, and more discoveries.
Things I accomplishedPermalink for "Things I accomplished"
- Completed Deque course "Designing an Accessible User Experience".
- Read The Paciello Group's "WCAG 2.1: Success Criteria for Cognitive Disabilities".
- Added column to my WCAG cheatsheet to connect cognitive disabilities to success criteria.
What I reviewed todayPermalink for "What I reviewed today"
- WCAG success criteria that benefit people with cognitive disabilities;
- overview of ATAG, Part B (Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines):
- Fully automatic processes produce accessible content
- Authors are supported in producing accessible content
- Authors are supported in improving the accessibility of existing content
- Authoring tools promote and integrate their accessibility features
- design considerations for various disability categories
- accessibility-first mindset:
- avoid exclusive design patterns
- embrace diversity
- create inclusive design
What I learned from itPermalink for "What I learned from it"
The following lists target WCAG success criteria that benefit people with cognitive disabilities.
Level APermalink for "Level A"
- 2.5.1 Pointer gestures (v2.1)
- 2.5.3 Label in Name (v2.1)
- 2.5.4 Motion actuation (v2.1)
- 3.3.1 Error identification
- 3.3.2 Labels or instructions
Level AAPermalink for "Level AA"
- 1.3.4 Orientation (v2.1)
- 1.3.5 Identify input purposes (v2.1)
- 1.4.10 Reflow (v2.1)
- 1.4.12 Text spacing (v2.1)
- 1.4.13 Content on hover or focus (v2.1)
- 2.5.6 Concurrent input mechanisms (v2.1)
- 3.2.3 Consistent navigation
- 3.2.4 Consistent identification
- 3.3.3 Error suggestion
- 3.3.4 Error prevention (legal, financial, data)
Level AAAPermalink for "Level AAA"
- 1.3.6 Identify purpose (v2.1)
- 2.2.6 Timeouts (v2.1)
- 2.3.3 Animation from interactions (v2.1)
- 3.1.3 Unusual words
- 3.1.4 Abbreviations
- 3.1.5 Reading level
- 3.1.6 Pronunciation
- 3.2.5 Change on request
- 3.3.5 Help
- 3.3.6 Error prevention (all)