Accessibility Standard: WCAG 1.0

The WCAG 1.0 guidelines were published in 1999, and explain how to make web content accessible to people with disabilities.

Rules

This section lists the 86 rules covering 44 checkpoints for WCAG 1.0 supported by the current version of the product.

1. Provide equivalent alternatives to auditory and visual content

1.1 A Text equivalents - 11 rules

1.2 A Server-side image maps - 1 rule

1.3 A Auditory description - 1 rule

1.4 A Captions - 1 rule

1.5 AAA Client-side image maps. Obsolete, the «until user agents» condition has been met - No rules

2. Don’t rely on color alone

2.1 A Color only information - 1 rule

2.2 AAA Contrast - 2 rules

3. Use markup and style sheets and do so properly

3.1 AA Use markup rather than images - 1 rule

3.2 AA Use valid markup - 1 rule

3.3 AA Use style sheets - 2 rules

3.4 AA Avoid absolute units - 3 rules

3.5 AA Use headings - 3 rules

3.6 AA Mark up lists - 1 rule

3.7 AA Mark up quotations - No rules

4. Clarify natural language usage

4.1 A Identify changes in language - 1 rule

4.2 AAA Expand acronyms - 1 rule

4.3 AAA Identify document language - 1 rule

5. Create tables that transform gracefully

5.1 A Table headers - 1 rule

5.2 A Multi-level table headers - 1 rule

5.3 AA Ensure layout tables can be linearized - No rules

5.4 AA Avoid structural markup in layout tables - 1 rule

5.5 AAA Provide summaries for tables - 2 rules

5.6 AAA Provide abbreviations for table headings - 1 rule

6. Ensure that pages featuring new technologies transform gracefully

6.1 A Ensure pages are readable without stylesheets - 1 rule

6.2 A Update equivalents when dynamic content changes - 1 rule

6.3 A Ensure pages are usable when scripts turned off - 1 rule

6.4 AA Use device independent event handlers - 1 rule

6.5 AA Ensure dynamic content is accessible - 1 rule

7. Ensure user control of time-sensitive content changes

7.1 A Avoid flicker - 3 rules

7.2 AA Avoid blinking - 1 rule

7.3 AA Avoid movement - 2 rules

7.4 AA No auto refresh - 1 rule

7.5 AA No auto redirect - 1 rule

8. Ensure direct accessibility of embedded user interfaces

8.1 A Accessible applets - No rules

9. Design for device-independence

9.1 A Client-side image maps - 1 rule

9.2 AA Device-independent elements - 1 rule

9.3 AA Logical event handlers - 8 rules

9.4 AAA Logical tab order - No rules

9.5 AAA Provide keyboard shortcuts - No rules

10. Use interim solutions

10.1 AA No popups - 3 rules

10.2 AA Label position. Obsolete, the «until user agents» condition has been met - No rules

10.3 AAA Side-by-side text. Obsolete, the «until user agents» condition has been met - No rules

10.4 AAA Empty controls. Obsolete, the «until user agents» condition has been met - No rules

10.5 AAA Adjacent links. Obsolete, the «until user agents» condition has been met - No rules

11. Use W3C technologies and guidelines

11.1 AA Use W3C technologies - No rules

11.2 AA Avoid deprecated features - 3 rules

11.3 AAA Content negotiation - No rules

11.4 A Text only page - No rules

12. Provide context and orientation information

12.1 A Frame titles - 4 rules

12.2 AA Frame descriptions - 1 rule

12.3 AA Divide blocks - 3 rules

12.4 AA Control labels - 3 rules

13. Provide clear navigation mechanisms

13.1 AA Link labels - 3 rules

13.2 AA Metadata - 3 rules

13.3 AA Site maps - 1 rule

13.4 AA Consistent navigation - No rules

13.5 AAA Navigation bars - No rules

13.6 AAA Group related links - 3 rules

13.7 AAA Search - No rules

13.8 AAA Front load content - No rules

13.9 AAA Document collections - No rules

13.10 AAA Skip ASCII art - No rules

14. Ensure that documents are clear and simple

14.1 A Clear and simple language - 1 rule

14.2 AAA Supplement text - No rules

14.2 AAA Consistent style - No rules