Appendix A. Cross-Reference for Universal Design for Web Applications

These 20 questions are based on the Level A Success Criteria in the November 3, 2008 Proposed Recommendation of WCAG 2.0. They do not directly map to the WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria and may generalize advice given in WCAG 2.0 . As such, the ultimate reference for WCAG 2.0 is the current version of WCAG 2.0, available at

The WAI’s Education and Outreach Working Group has collaborated with the Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group on a series of resources called “Web Content Accessibility and Mobile Web: Making a Web Site Accessible Both for People with Disabilities and for Mobile Devices,” which include mappings between WCAG 2.0 and MWBP 1.0.

Table A-1 is our interpretation of the mapping. Please refer to the WAI Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) resources if there is a discrepancy (

Table A-1. Mapping between accessibility and mobile specifications and Universal Design for Web Applications (UD4WA)


WCAG 2.0 Ref



1. Are text alternatives present and sufficiently equivalent to the graphic content? Audio-only content? Video-only content?

1.1.1 Non-text Content: All non-text content that is presented to the user has a text alternative that serves the equivalent purpose, except for the situations listed below.

1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded): For prerecorded audio-only and prerecorded video-only media, the ...

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