Images

Criterion 1.3

There is a particular case of management when the image is used as a CAPTCHA or as a test image. In this situation, where it is not possible to give a relevant alternative without compromizing the function or the CAPTCHA or test, the criterion is not applicable.

Note: the case of CAPTCHA and test images is handled specifically by the criterion 1.4.

Criterion 1.8

For this criterion, there is a particular case management when the text is part of a logo or a graphic element associated with the identity of an organization or a company (a slogan, for example). In these situations, the criterion is not applicable for these items.

Note 1: Changes of color when taking focus are not affected by the application of the test, unless the content also changes when taking focus.

Note 2: the indications of link state (active or visited) are not affected by the application of the criterion.

Criterion 1.9

For this criterion, there is a particular case management when the text is part of a logo or a graphic element associated with the identity of an organization or a company (a slogan, for example). In these situations, the criterion is not applicable for these items.

Note 1: Changes of color when taking focus are not affected by the application of the test, unless the content also changes when taking focus.

Note 2: the indications of link state (active or visited) are not affected by the application of the criterion.

Colors

Criteria 3.3 - 3.4

For these criteria, there is a particular case management when the text is part of a logo or a graphic element associated with the identity of an organization or a company. In these situations, the criteria are not applicable for these items.

Note 1: The particular case concerning the texts associated with the graphic identity of an organization or a company should be limited to specific elements such as a slogan. In case it is an entire graphic identity, especially when the graphic identity is imposed, that is problematic, like a choice of font color for example, the solution is to resort to an alternative version, with sufficiently high contrast.

Note 2: Changes of color when taking focus are not affected by the application of the test, unless the content also changes when taking focus.

Note 3: the indications of link state (active or visited) are not affected by the application of the criterion.

For these criteria, there is a particular case of management when the image of text is used as a CAPTCHA or as a test image. In this situation, the criteria are not applicable.

Multimedia

Criteria 4.1 - 4.2 - 4.3 - 4.5 - 4.7 - 4.9 - 4.11 - 4.13

There is a particular case management when:

In these situations, the criterion is not applicable.

Criterion 4.15

There is a particular case management when the time-based media is used for decorative purposes (ie it contains no information). In this situation, the criterion is not applicable.

Criterion 4.16

There is a particular case management when:

In these situations, the criterion is not applicable.

Criterion 4.19

There is a particular case management when the time-based media is used as a CAPTCHA or is part of a test that would become useless if the background sound could be disabled, or if the dialogue tracks were 20 decibels higher than the background sound.

In these situations, the criterion is not applicable.

Criterion 4.22

There is a particular case management when the time-based or non time-based media is used for decorative purposes (ie it contains no information). In these situations, the criterion is not applicable.

Links

Criteria 6.1 and 6.3

There is a particular case management when the link is ambiguous for every user. In this situation, where it is not possible to make the explicit link in context, the criterion is not applicable.

Scripts

Criterion 7.3

There is a particular case management when the functionality depends on the use of an event manager without any universal equivalent, for example, a hand drawing application can not be made controllable with the keyboard. In these situations, the criterion is not applicable.

Criterion 7.5

There is a particular case management when the unsolicited warning relates to an emergency, event, or a sudden and unexpected situation that requires immediate action to preserve health, safety or property. In these situations, the criterion is not applicable.

Mandatory elements

Criterion 8.2

There is a particular case management regarding the compliance of HTML code:

To accompany the gradual support of HTML5 by browsers, accessibility APIs and assistive technologies, some criteria may require the presence of attributes or tags declared "obsolete" in HTML5. In this case the test is not applicable 8.2.2.

Criterion 8.7

There is a particular case management regarding the language change in the following cases:

Note: For common names in a foreign language, absent in the official dictionary of the default human language of the website, and adopted in the common language (eg: rendezvous): the criterion is applicable only when the absence of language specification may cause misunderstanding during restitution.

Presentation of information

Criterion 10.11

There is a particular case management for Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages. In these situations, the reference number of characters is 40.

Criterion 12.1

There is a particular case management when the website consists of a single page or a very limited number of pages (see note) for which the browser search function in the content is considered as equivalent to a search engine. In this case, the criterion is not applicable.

Note: in practice, this particular case refers sites with 2 or 3 pages, for example, with few contents.

Criteria 12.2 - 12.3

There is a particular case management when the pages of a set of pages are the result or part of a process (a payment or order taking process, for instance). In such situations, the criterion is not applicable.

Criterion 12.8

There is a particular case management when the page is the home page. In this case, the criterion is not applicable.

Criteria 12.10 - 12.11

There is a particular case of management when the website is constituted by a single page that does not have a navigation menu. In this circumstance, the criterion is not applicable.

Consultation

Criterion 13.1

There is a particular case management when the time limit is essential, especially when it could not be removed without fundamentally changing the content or functionality related to content.

In these situations, the criterion is not applicable. For example, the refresh of an RSS feed on a page is not a critical time limit; the criterion is applicable. However, an automatic redirection that leads to the new version of a page from an outdated url is essential; the criterion is not applicable.

Criterion 13.6

There is a particular case management when the document is generated dynamically (eg an invoice). In this situation, the weight indication is optional, other indications (file type and language) are still required.