During the first Candidate Review period several issues were raised that the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG) felt needed to be addressed before publication. As a result, the AG made changes and has published an updated Candidate Recommendation (CR) of WCAG 2.2.
The changes included:
- 2.5.8 Target Size (Minimum): Changed to the exceptions for spacing and incline targets and a new note on interpreting line height.
- 3.2.6 Consistent Help: Changed to the first note.
- 3.3.8 Accessible Authentication: Changed the first note.
- 3.3.9 Accessible Authentication (No Exception): Renamed to Accessible Authentication (Enhanced)
- 4.1.1 Parsing: Removed
The new Candidate Review period began on January 25th. Based on this, the AG expects to finalize WCAG 2.2 as a W3C Recommendation in mid-April. 2.4.11 Focus Appearance remains at risk.
As always, you can learn more from What’s New in WCAG 2.2