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The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) provide a single, shared standard for web accessibility. This provides more clarity in how ADA regulations apply to the web. 

3 Different Conformance Levels Exist:

Minimum WCAG conformance has been met, with web page and content satisfying all Level A success criteria (or a conforming alternate version is provided).

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AA

The Web page satisfies all WCAG Level A and Level AA Success Criteria (or a Level AA conforming alternate version is provided).

The Web page satisfies all the Level A, Level AA and Level AAA Success Criteria (or a Level AAA conforming alternate version is provided).

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A

Automated Scans vs. Manual Evaluations

Both automated scans and manual evaluation play integral roles in successfully maintaining an accessible website. Here are some of the key differences:

Automated scans are a great way to get started with testing, but even the best automated checkers only flag approximately 25% of WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria. This leaves the vast majority of WCAG criteria unchecked, making manual evaluation a critical component in accessibility testing.

In a manual evaluation, a digital accessibility expert will evaluate all critical user flows against WCAG criteria. An evaluation should be done with experts using a variety of assistive technologies on a variety of browsers. A manual evaluation will compliment the findings in an automated scan, detailing all accessibility issues found.

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