WCAG 2.1 Update

With much research and public input over 4 years, WCAG 2.1 is nearing finalisation. There are now 15 proposed new Success Criteria in WCAG 2.1, which have come from task forces focusing on mobile, cognitive, and low vision user requirements. A further 6 criteria are under consideration by the working group. The current public draft is the penultimate draft before the review process commences to progress the finalisation of WCAG 2.1 in 2018. Andrew will outline the new proposed criteria and how we’re all able to contribute to the final outcome.


  • Andrew Arch

    Andrew Arch works as a digital accessibility consultant with Intopia.

    For the previous 2.5 years he worked in the Digital Transformation Office on the Digital Service Standard and supporting guidance with a particular interest in ensuring the widest range of users are assisted to interact digitally. From 2011 to 2014 he was part of the team in the Dept of Finance responsible for the supporting the implementation of the Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy for the Australian government to adopt WCAG 2.0.

    Andrew has a long history with web accessibility, including working with the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative and with Vision Australia. He has also been a member of the W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative's Education and Outreach Working Group since 2001 to promote awareness, understanding, and implementation of web accessibility.


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