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#1 You have to meet every criterion at a WCAG Level for your website to claim that level of accessibility Tweet this

#2 WCAG Level AA is the recommended compliance level for almost all businesses Tweet this

#3 WCAG 2.1 adds additional criteria to meet on top of WCAG 2.0, but does not change any existing ones Tweet this

#4 Ensure that your testing strategy includes keyboard-only and screen reader testing at a minimum Tweet this

#5 If you don't address accessibility at the design stage of your project, it's much harder to fix bugs Tweet this

#6 Automated accessibility testing tools can only find a small percentage of the accessibility issues on a site Tweet this

#7 Try using your website with a screen reader and the screen switched off for an authentic user experience Tweet this

#8 Links that just say "click here" can be confusing for screen reader users who may not have the full context Tweet this

#9 Screen reader users can "skim read" pages by listening to the headers alone, so make sure headers are clear Tweet this