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What are the four principles of the WCAG?

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are organized into four principles: perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust. These principles provide a framework for making web content more accessible to users with disabilities, and are recognized as the industry standard for website accessibility.

The perceivable principle states that web content must be presented in a way that is perceivable to all users, including those with visual, auditory, and cognitive impairments. This can involve providing alternative text for images, adding captions to videos, and ensuring that the website’s color scheme is accessible to users with visual impairments.

The operable principle requires that web content must be easy to navigate and use, regardless of the user’s ability. This can involve making sure that the website’s navigation is usable with a keyboard and that links and buttons are appropriately labeled.

The understandable principle states that web content must be easy to read and understand, regardless of the user’s language or cognitive abilities. This can involve using clear and descriptive headings and labels, providing clear instructions, and using simple and straightforward language.

Finally, the robust principle requires that web content must be compatible with a wide range of assistive technologies, such as screen readers and speech-to-text software. This can involve using proper coding techniques and ensuring that the website’s content is properly structured and labeled.

By following these four principles, businesses and organizations can help to ensure that their websites are accessible to all users, regardless of their abilities. The WCAG provide specific recommendations for making web content more accessible, which are organized into three levels of conformance: A, AA, and AAA. Level A represents the minimum level of conformance and includes the most basic accessibility guidelines, while level AA includes additional guidelines that are considered important for accessibility. Level AAA represents the highest level of conformance and includes the most stringent guidelines.

We address all four principles of WCAG compliance in our manual remediation.

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