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WACA certification upgraded to new WCAG version 2.1

In 2018 the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the global association of the Internet, upgraded the WCAG guidelines, thus implementing fundamental innovations in mobile applications of websites and raising the standard for accessibility. The 38 success criteria of version 2.0 conformance levels A and AA remain unchanged. The new WCAG version, however, adds 12 additional success criteria to the two conformance levels. Here you can find all information on WCAG 2.1.

In the future, a total of 50 WCAG success criteria will be assessed in the course of the WACA certification process. This means additional work for the manual audits that are carried out. We must therefore adjust our certification prices. Here you can find the new price scale.

Specification of the necessary test sample remains unchanged. The test sample must still include a representative sample (pages to be audited) of the submitted website.

For the time being, submissions are still possible for both WCAG versions. As of 1 January 2021, however, all submissions will need to comply with the WCAG 2.1. Due to the COVID 19 crisis, we have slightly extended this transition period.

We strive to always be up-to-date in terms of technology and legal regulations with our WACA certificate. We have taken some time to migrate to this new WCAG version and we are now waiting for the first websites according to WCAG 2.1 to be online. With this upgrade we also comply with EU Directive 2102 and the new Web Accessibility Act (WZG), which explicitly refers to the WCAG 2.1 – AA guidelines.