Following the WCAG 2.1 recommendations using Webflow

Webflow is a perfect CMS for accessibility, design and development following the WCAG 2.1 guidelines.

  • Use a clear and simple layout for all pages, with consistent navigation and headings.
  • Ensure that all text is clearly legible, with a high contrast ratio between the text and background.
  • Use clear and descriptive labels for all form controls and buttons.
  • Provide alternative text for all images and other non-text content.
  • Use proper semantic HTML tags (such as headings, lists, and landmarks) to convey the structure of the content.
  • Use CSS to control the layout and presentation of the content, rather than using tables or other non-semantic elements.
  • Ensure that all functionality is operable through a keyboard, with clear indication of focus.
  • Use ARIA roles and attributes to provide additional information about the purpose of elements to assistive technologies.
  • Test the website with a variety of assistive technologies, including screen readers and keyboard-only navigation, to ensure compatibility.
  • Provide clear instructions and error messages to guide users through any interactive elements, such as forms or multimedia.

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 is an international standard that provides guidelines for making web content more accessible to people with disabilities, including visual, auditory, motor, and cognitive impairments. Following these guidelines is important because it ensures that all website visitors, regardless of their abilities, can access and use the website's content and functionality.

By following the WCAG 2.1 guidelines, websites can be designed and developed in a way that makes them more usable for people with disabilities. This can include providing alternative text for images, ensuring that text has a high contrast ratio, and providing clear and descriptive labels for buttons and form controls. Additionally, by using semantic HTML tags, CSS, and ARIA roles, the structure and purpose of the website's content can be conveyed to assistive technologies such as screen readers.

Ensuring that the website's functionality is operable through a keyboard, providing clear instructions and error messages, and testing the website with a variety of assistive technologies are also key steps in following the WCAG 2.1 guidelines.

By following these guidelines, website can be more inclusive, meeting the needs of a wider range of users, including those with disabilities. And it also can help website to avoid legal issues and to meet legal requirements.