Visual Cues

Accessibility Techniques for Visual Cues
Topic Technique WCAG AA Requirement
Visual Meaning Visual Meaning: Content MUST NOT rely solely on visual characteristics such as shape, size, visual location, or orientation to convey meaning. Required
WCAG 1.3.3
Color See the requirements for color and contrast. Required
Visual Layout Visual Separation of Content Blocks: Blocks of content SHOULD be visually separated and distinct from each other, via margins, padding, or other methods of achieving visual "white space." best practice
Label Proximity: Labels SHOULD be visually adjacent to their controls. best practice
One Visual Focal Point: The layout SHOULD have only one main visual focal point. best practice
Draw Attention: The design SHOULD draw attention to the intended visual focus point. best practice