WCAG 2.1 Review: Introduction
As I'm developing software to test sites for accessibility, I'm reviewing the 28 new proposed criteria for WCAG 2.1, primarily to determine how testable the criteria are using either automated or manual methods.
This post concerns a specific criterion: 3.2.6 Accidental Activation.
To view my feedback on other criteria and more background info, go to my listing of feedback.
- 3.2.6 Accidental Activation
- Suggested Priority Level: A
- Text: For single-pointer activation, at least one of the following is true:
- Activation is on the up event, either explicitly or implicitly as a platform's generic activation/click event;
- A mechanism is available that allows the user to choose the up-event as an option;
- Confirmation is provided, which can dismiss activation;
- Activation is reversible;
- Timing of activation is essential and waiting for the up-event would invalidate the activity.
This success criteria applies when platform assistive technology (e.g. screen reader) that remaps touch gestures is not turned on - see proposed SC Touch with Assistive Technology.
I'm happy for this criterion to be added to WCAG 2.1