Techniques are examples of how to implement accessibility and contain things like example code, resources and test procedures.
Sufficient Techniques are examples of ways to meet a WCAG Success Criterion.
If you follow a Sufficient Technique for a given WCAG Success Criterion, you will meet that criterion. Note, in some cases, this is only the case if you follow a combination of techniques. When this is the case, the Technique page says it is “sufficient, if combined”.
Advisory Techniques are ways to improve the accessibility experience for your users. They do not guarantee you meet a Success Criterion, but will likely benefit your users.
Failure Techniques document known ways of not meeting a WCAG Success Criterion.
Understanding Documents explain WCAG Success Criteria and key WCAG concepts. They include things like intent, benefits for end users and related resources.
COGA Design Patterns
COGA (Cognitive Accessibility) Design Patterns are ways to improve the accessibility experience for people with cognitive disabilities.
@@ clarify old Tests in Techniques and these new Test Rules
Accessibility Conformance Testing Rules are WCAG Success Criteria interpreted as test rules. They document failures programmatically, so that they can be used in automated tools as well as manual testing
There is additional educational material related to WCAG 2, including:
- Accessibility Principles
- Web Accessibility Tutorials
- Essential Components of Web Accessibility provides the foundation for understanding the different accessibility standards.
We encourage you to look around the W3C WAI website to find other information that you might be interested in reading or sharing with others.