The contrast between user interface components, graphics and adjacent colours is at least 3:1.


All users benefit from a good contrast between the components on your website and the colour around them.

Some users with visual impairments need a stronger contrast than others to fully distinguish and use components, so getting your colour choice right is essential.

How to

1.4.11 – Non-Text Contrast (Level AA)Read more

Content retains meaning and function without scrolling. 


Some users with visual impairments need to resize text to read it comfortably. 

When users enlarge content up to 400% of the default size, they should not have to scroll in their browser in more than one direction.

How to Pass

Vertical content doesn’t require a horizontal scroll at a width of 320

1.4.10 – Reflow (Level AA)Read more

The purpose of all components must be clear and machine-readable.


Users often set personal preferences in their browser or assistive technology to help them understand websites. By ensuring components are understandable by these technologies, users can experience websites in the way that best suits their needs.

Users with cognitive impairments (such as problems with memory, focus, language

1.3.6 – Identify Purpose (Level AAA)Read more

The purpose of input fields must be clear and machine-readable.


All users, but particularly those with cognitive impairments, benefit from clearly-labelled input fields. These help users understand what to enter, in what format and how the data will be used.

Users may rely on a programmatic way of detecting an input field’s purpose and entering responses. Those

1.3.5 – Identify Input Purpose (Level AA)Read more

Your website adapts to portrait and landscape views without losing meaning or function.


Some users have a fixed orientation and need content to adapt to their device. Others have visual impairments and may find one orientation easier to use.

Most websites pass this guideline without reference to accessibility as they are responsive and adapt to the user’s

1.3.4 – Orientation (Level AA)Read more

In this blog I speak to Isabel Kowalska, the brains behind the new accessible WordPress theme here at

Tell me a little about yourself and your organization?

We are a team of four brands related to web development services and software for Joomla and WordPress. My name is Izabela Kowalska, and I am the manager of

Building a Level AAA Accessible WordPress Theme for Wuhcag.comRead more

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are meant to serve as instructional for developers and designers alike as they deploy web-based content. While WCAG’s “web-based content” guidelines refer to any website or application developed for use at home, work, or the public, they have not been explicitly designated as best practice guidelines for kiosk and

Do WCAG Guidelines Apply to Kiosks?Read more

This is a guest post by Maria C Lima and first published on

Website Accessibility

July 25, 2012. “About 56.7 million people — 19 percent of the population — had a disability in 2010, according to a broad definition of disability, with more than half of them reporting the disability was severe, according to a comprehensive

Web Accessibility: Make Your Company Socially ResponsibleRead more