What is WCAG 2.2?
WCAG 2.2 is expected to be released this summer. WCAG 2.2 expands the requirements originally introduced in WCAG 2.0 and 2.1. It provides additional support for people with cognitive and learning disabilities, users with low vision, and users with disabilities on mobile devices.
What is included in WCAG 2.2?
WCAG 2.2 is expected to include the following new success criteria: View a draft of WCAG 2.2
Accessible Authentication: If there is a cognitive test to prove you are human (i.e… Captcha), there must be an alternative way to authenticate such as 2-factor authentication.
Dragging: If a dragging movement is required an alternative means of dragging such as tapping or clicking must be provided.
Findable Help: Help options, if provided, must be consistently in the same relative location on your pages.
Fixed Reference Points: Electronic publications should have page numbers that match those of the printed version.
Focus Appearance: Focus indicators must stand out from the background.
Hidden Controls: Important controls must remain visible while that control is relevant and not stay hidden until they receive a mouseover or focus.
Pointer Target Spacing: Button and linked icons must take up at least 44×44 CSS pixels in space.
Redundant Entry: Users should not have to enter information into a form more than once. Confirming passwords and abandoned forms are exceptions.
It is never to soon to start evaluating and correcting these issues on your website but coming in version 2.3.14 of the WP ADA Compliance plugin we expect to incorporate this new criteria. The expected release date for version 2.3.14 is expected to concide with the official release of WCAG 2.2 sometime this summer.