/ What Is Level AA Conformity?

What Is Level AA Conformity?

Level AA conformity is the middle range of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, WCAG 2.0. This level of conformity indicates compliance with the lower level conformity, A.

Consequently, AAA compliance indicates compliance with both A and AA levels. The compliance guidelines help everyone to easily access the content on the web.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines is developed to provide a single shared standard for the accessibility of web content that meets the requirement of individuals, organizations, and governments globally.

There exist two versions of WCAG, namely 2.0 and 2.1. Any content that conforms to WCAG 2.1 also conforms to version 2.0. This means having WCAG 2.1 does not require you to have version 2.0 too since all the resources in this version are present in version 2.1. WCAG 2.0 is an approved ISO standard.

Web content includes the information that is present in a website, a webpage or a web application. The information includes programs, codes or markups used to define structures, texts, images, sounds, and other natural information.

The web content accessibility guidelines are mainly meant for web content developers, web authoring tool developers, web accessibility evaluation developers and anyone who needs a standard web accessibility.

ADA Compliance

In America, Americans with Disabilities Act, or rather the ADA web compliance ensures the American online presence is accessible to people with disabilities. Websites that do not abhor to ADA compliance risk being sued. Additionally, it is very hard for people with disabilities to access such websites. The ADA compliance law applies to:

  • Americans with disabilities and their families, friends and their caregivers,
  • All state and local government agencies which include physical and digital access to all programs and services offered.
  • Private employers that have 15 or more employees.