9. Additional Guidelines
To keep this document practical and user-friendly, some of the accessibility recommendations of the WCAG have not been kept in the core of this document.
These criteria are rarely applicable in a web project or are of low priority.
To comply with level A (WCAG 2.0)
- Allow the user to control time limits on content consultation.
- How to specify the keyboard shortcuts using only one key.
- Information should not be conveyed by shape, size or position only.
- Limit the use of flash.
- Make sure a new window does not open without the user’s action.
- Provide access to a text alternative for complex visuals.
- Warn the user each time a link or button opens a new window.
To comply with level AA (WCAG 2.0)
- Allow the control of personal, legal or financial data entered.
- Do not restrict the possibility of changing the orientation of the display (portrait or landscape).
- Provide links to sibling pages, if required.
To comply with level AAA (WCAG 2.0)
- Allow the modification, update or recovery of all data typed in.
- Ensure optimal contrast between the content and the background, or propose an alternative with sufficient contrast.
- If the authenticated session is interrupted, provide a means to recover all data typed in after re-authentication.
- Indicate the pronunciation of words when their meaning is ambiguous in the context.
- Limit the width of text to 80 characters.
- Make sure time limits for completing a task are properly set.
- Provide a glossary to provide detail on complex content, if required.
- Provide a method for customizing the text font and the display colours.
- Provide a method for reading the text content aloud.
- Provide an interpretation in sign language for all multimedia content.
- Provide a thorough audio description for all multimedia content.
- Provide line spacing of at least 1.5 times the text size.
- Provide paragraph spacing of at least 1.5 times the value of the line spacing.