Re: WCAG compliance question

well, the only reference to CSS in 1.3.1 that I found is an advisory 
technique to encourage actually using CSS correctly: [red underline 
highlighting added]

Additional Techniques (Advisory) for 1.3.1
Although not required for conformance, the following additional techniques 
should be considered in order to make content more accessible. Not all 
techniques can be used or would be effective in all situations.
C22: Using CSS to control visual presentation of text (CSS) 
Using CSS rather than tables for page layout (future link)

nothing abut disabling CSS as a requirement that I could find.
Phill Jenkins, 

From:   "Durham, Heather" <>
To:     Phill Jenkins/Austin/IBM@IBMUS
Cc:     WAI Interest Group <>
Date:   02/26/2016 04:25 PM
Subject:        Re: WCAG compliance question

It is what I understood from this:
WCAG 2.0 ? Level A - 1.3.1 Info and Relationships:
Information, structure, and relationships conveyed through presentation 
can be programmatically determined or are available in text. (Level A)


On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 2:47 PM, Phill Jenkins <> 
> Here's my take: With CSS disabled, users must be able to view, reach, 
activate and interact . . .

Are you suggesting a new success criteria for WCAG 2.x? 

or is that your individual interpretation? 

Otherwise, where in WCAG 2.0 does it require the web app to work with CSS 

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