What is WCAG 2.1?

Seers Privacy Suite aims to meet the W3C's WCAG 2.1 guidelines for our generated cookie banners. This means all default cookie banners meet these guidelines and are updated when needed. 

What is WCAG 2.1?

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) created and published the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) as part of their Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). The guide is a set of instructions for making information accessible to individuals with disabilities. Following these guidelines also increases the accessibility of content to web browsers and devices with limited functionality. 

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) are designed to make the content accessible to people with disabilities. It is not required to follow these standards, but it would be fantastic to add them. 

WCAG principles: 

WCAG consists of four principles: 

  • Perceivable: The users should be able to perceive all of the information and components presented. 
  • User-operable: The user must operate the interface, and the navigation components should be user-operable. 
  • Understandable: The user should easily understand all of the information and how to operate the interface. 
  • Robust: Content must be accessed and strong enough to be interpreted reliably by a wide range of user agents, including advanced devices. 

What's new in WCAG 2.1 banner? 

We have updated and modified the following aspects of our banner in the latest release: 

  • Subtle improvements have been made in the color contrast to meet the colorblind and visually impaired requirements by increasing the difference on the banners. 
  • The headings are structured correctly.
  • Justify has been removed to make the text more readable. 
  • Word and letter spacing have been increased. 
  • The logos and images have been removed. 

These steps will prepare your cookie banner for WCAG 2.1 compliance.