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Mapping of WCAG 2.0 to Functional Performance Criteria

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) success criteria (SC) and the Revised Section 508 Standards share the same objective: to make information and communication technology (ICT) accessible to individuals with disabilities. The revised Section 508 references WCAG 2.0 Level A and AA. The mapping in the table below relates each WCAG SC to the disabilities that may be impacted by non-conformance. In the table, the column headers (columns 2 through 9) represent the disabilities identified by the Section 508 Functional Performance Criteria.

Please note that the information provided in this table is intended solely as informal guidance and is neither a determination of your legal rights or responsibilities, nor a statement of the official views of the U.S. Access Board, the GSA Office of Government-wide Policy IT Accessibility Program, or any other federal agency. Any links to non-federal websites are provided as a courtesy and do not represent an endorsement of the linked information, products, or services.

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WCAG 2.0 SCWithout VisionLimited VisionWithout Perception of ColorWithout HearingLimited HearingWithout SpeechLimited ManipulationLimited Reach and StrengthLimited Language, Cognitive, and Learning Abilities
1.1.1 Non-text contentXX-XX---X
1.2.1 Audio-only and video only (prerecorded)XX-XX---X
1.2.2 Captions (prerecorded)---XX---X
1.2.3 Audio description or media alternative (prerecorded)XX------X
1.2.4 Captions (live)---XX---X
1.2.5 Audio description (precorded)XX------X
1.3.1 Info and relationshipsXX------X
1.3.2 Meaningful sequenceXX------X
1.3.3 Sensory characteristicsXX-XX---X
1.4.1 Use of colourXXX-----X
1.4.2 Audio controlX---X---X
1.4.3 Contrast (minimum)-XX------
1.4.4 Resize text-X-------
1.4.5 Images of text-X------X
2.1.1 KeyboardXX----X-X
2.1.2 No keyboard trapXX----X--
2.2.1 Timing adjustableXX----X-X
2.2.2 Pause, stop, hide--------X
2.3.1 Three flashes or below threshold---------
2.4.1 Bypass blocksXX----X-X
2.4.2 Page titledXX----X-X
2.4.3 Focus orderXX----X-X
2.4.4 Link purpose (in context)XX----X-X
2.4.5 Multiple waysXX----X-X
2.4.6 Headings and labelsXX----X-X
2.4.7 Focus visible-X----X-X
3.1.1 Language of pageXX-XX---X
3.1.2 Language of partsXX-XX---X
3.2.1 On focusXX----X-X
3.2.2 On InputXX------X
3.2.3 Consistent navigationXX------X
3.2.4 Consistent identificationXX----X-X
3.3.1 Error identificationXXX-----X
3.3.2 Labels or instructions-X------X
3.3.3 Error suggestionXX----X-X
3.3.4 Error prevention (legal, financial, data)XXXXX-X-X
4.1.1 ParsingX-----X-X
4.1.2 Name, role, valueXX----X-X


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