WCAG Techniques finder

This page provides succinct guidelines derived from the Techniques of WCAG 2.0, organised by theme to make it easier to find information. Each guideline links to further information that explains the rationale or techniques in more detail.

This is not an official W3C article, just something that I put together for my own benefit. It is far from complete: it only points to those techniques listed under HTML/XHTML. One day I may integrate i18n recommendations too, so that when you are authoring HTML+CSS you can quickly find suggestions about what to consider for both accessibility and internationalization.

The top-level organization is based on the structure of the HTML5 spec. You are not expected to read this end-to-end, rather to dip in as needed, so guidelines are repeated in all useful places.

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The root element and global attributes

The html element

Marking up content for language

Bidirectional text

The id attribute

document metadata

The title element

Other markup in the head element



Grouping content

Defining terms


Inline content

Emphasized or special text

Bidirectional text


Text clarity

Helping with pronunciation

The a element

Grouping links


Using tables


Linking to header cells


Describing form controls

Using tables

The select element

Changing user context

Embedded content


Image maps

Frames and iframes

The object element

The applet element

The embed element


Creating a logical tab order



Clean code