Which Violation Types (A, AA, or AAA) are More Important?
The severity of accessibility violations (Type A, Type AA, or Type AAA) can play a role in the likelihood of a website facing a lawsuit. Type A violations are considered to be the most basic level of accessibility issues and generally relate to ensuring that web content is perceivable, operable, and understandable to users with disabilities. Type AA violations are considered to be a more advanced level of accessibility issues, and relate to ensuring that web content is perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust to users with disabilities. Type AAA violations are the most severe level of accessibility issues, and relate to ensuring that web content is perceivable, operable, understandable, robust, and provides the highest level of accessibility to users with disabilities.
While having Type A violations on a website increases the risk of a lawsuit, websites with any type of accessibility violations are vulnerable to legal action. It is important to note that there is no guarantee that a website with Type A violations will not face a lawsuit, and websites with Type AA or Type AAA violations are also at risk of being sued. To minimize the risk of a lawsuit and ensure that a website is accessible to people with disabilities, it is recommended to prioritize accessibility and ensure that the website meets accessibility standards, regardless of the severity of the violations.