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WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) levels

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I am trying to familiarise myself with the WCAG guidelines - most of the requirements have either level A, AA or AAA. Are these relevant, i.e. is A a bare minimum standard, and AAA the ultimate best practice in accessibility, or are the levels representing something else?
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The various levels are no a set of best practices but rather a set of requirements to be met to conform to that level of accessibility.  Each successive level has increasingly restrictive/specific requirements placed on the design of the object/element.

The levels represent the extent that the developers have gone to, to build an site/app that is as accessible as can be, based on the WCAG.

WCAG Conformance:  https://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/conformance.html#uc-levels-head

About the guidelines:  https://www.wuhcag.com/web-content-accessibility-guidelines/

A WCAG Guideline checklist:  https://www.wuhcag.com/wcag-checklist/

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THanks, so to be AA compliant, you must conform to all level A and AA requirements. And to be AAA compliant (advanced), you must confirm to all requirements, A-AAA
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Yes, to comply with the stated level, the items described must be met.

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