Test Case xhtml1_wcag2_20050630_3.1_l3_sc5_002: Difficult text without summary or other supplement

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleDifficult text without summary or other supplement
DescriptionA text that requires a reading ability above the upper secondary education level, without a summary or other supplement that may help people with certain cognitive disabilities to understand the text.
CreatorBenToWeb (Christophe.Strobbe@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2004-2007

Technologies and Features

Technologies are markup languages or data formats. If the technology is a markup language, “features” refers to elements and attributes.

XHTML™ 1.0 The Extensible HyperText Markup Language (Second Edition)

XHTML™ 1.0 The Extensible HyperText Markup Language (Second Edition)

Test Data


This test case is intended to fail because there is no summary or other supplement to help the reader understand the text. Only the reading level is tested here, not the other aspects of the document (descriptive section titles, expanded forms for abbreviations, etcetera).

Test Modes

Three or more accessibility experts.

Test Files

Test file.


xhtml1_wcag2_20050630_3.1_l3_sc5_002 (XML).


“Rules” refer to success criteria in WCAG 2.0, checkpoints in WCAG 1.0 and similar requirements.

Primary Rules

The test case fails the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-supplements.

Functional Outcome

There is no supplement that helps readers with a reading level that is not higher than primary education level.