10.2: Document success criteria
|Type of compliance||Inspection and measurement|
|Result||Pass: Checks 1 to 9 are true
Fail: Any check is false
NOTE 1: Various techniques can be used to demonstrate that WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria are met. A set of techniques for WCAG 2.0 that can be used for this purpose provided is by W3C at: http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/.
NOTE 2: Where it is not manageable to check every document that is provided to the user, then an appropriate methodology can be used to assess the overall conformance of the web content. A methodology for evaluating the conformance of websites to WCAG 2.0 is under development by W3C and is available at: http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG-EM/.
NOTE 3: The WCAG 2.0 name for the conformance requirement is placed, in brackets, immediately after the check number in the table above.
NOTE 4: For check 1 it should be noted that although conformance can only be achieved at the stated levels, authors are encouraged to report (in their claim) any progress toward meeting success criteria from all levels beyond the achieved level of conformance.
NOTE 5: For check 3, for the purpose of determining conformance, alternatives to part of a document's content are considered part of the document when the alternatives can be obtained directly from the document, e.g. a long description or an alternative presentation of a video.
NOTE 6: For check 3, authors of documents that cannot conform due to content outside of the author's control may consider a Statement of Partial Conformance (http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#conformance-partial).
NOTE 7: For check 4, an example is where an online store has a series of documents that are used to select and purchase products. All documents in the series from start to finish (checkout) conform in order for any document that is part of the process to conform.
NOTE 8: For checks 5 and 6, see the definition for accessibility support (http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#accessibility-supporteddef) and "Understanding accessibility support" (http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/conformance.html#uc-accessibility-support-head) for further information.
NOTE 9: For checks 7, 8 and 9, if a document cannot conform (for example, a conformance test document or an example document), it cannot be included in the scope of conformance or in a conformance claim.
NOTE 10: For more information, including examples related to all checks, see "Understanding Conformance Requirements" (http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/conformance.html#uc-conformance-requirements-head).