What are the WCAG compliance levels?
The WCAG accessibility standard is divided into three levels: A, AA, and AAA. Broadly speaking, you can think of these as follows:
- A – critical accessibility issues you must fix
- AA – important accessibility issues you should fix
- AAA – other accessibility issues that are desirable to fix
In many countries, public sector websites are required to meet AA. This applies to the UK, EU, and parts of America, like California.
Issues are generally harder to fix as you progress from A to AAA.
Full AAA compliance is exceedingly difficult and rare; even the W3C who created it doesn’t meet this standard. We recommend all websites aim to comply with AA.
- Frequently asked questions
- Who are Silktide
- What is the Silktide Index?
- What is "accessibility"?
- How does the Index work?
- How does Silktide choose which pages are tested?
- How accurate are the results?
- Do monthly report results replace the previous month's results?
- Why has my score changed when my website hasn't?
- Can I increase the number of pages tested or test more often?
- How can Socitm members access their free monthly report?
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- What do I get if I become a paying Silktide customer?
- If I score 100%, am I fully accessible?
- Why has a website score changed compared to previous reports?
- When does the Index report run?
- Will you test my website mid-month?