If you have a publicly facing website, take a look at the new updates to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). W3C is a private organization that develops website accessibility standards.

WCAG 2.0 is widely accepted as the industry standard of technical requirements for making websites and other digital content (including mobile aps) accessible to individuals with disabilities. While the updated WCAG 2.1 merely adds to the existing guidelines and does not replace them, there are 17 new success criteria related to a wide range of issues including addressing disabilities that affect vision, and cognitive and learning disabilities, such as attention deficit disorder and age-related cognitive decline.

While the new standards aren’t going to change the legal analysis done when addressing whether a website is accessible or not, if you already comply with WCAG 2.0, consider moving toward compliance with WCAG 2.1.

For all the technical details and a complete version of the guidelines visit: https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/