The Web_Content_Accessibility_Guidelines (WCAG) provide a set of success criteria to help devs ensure our content is accessible to folks with disabilities. Will the Affiliate Ads be subject to these or similar criteria?
Thanks for this question. I’m the lead on this project and can assure you that we will absolutely take all criteria set by the WCAG in mind as we roll out Amazon affiliate ads on the handful of sites we've identified. Our policy has always been to provide relevant advertising in a minimally obtrusive way, and the affiliate ads are no exception. We actively work to prevent ads from harming or impeding our users' ability to navigate our sites.
These ads will not be animated or contain any flash which includes the carousel style ads you might have seen other sites run. Like all other ads we currently run on sites that accept advertising, the ads will be static images and will be clearly delineated from content.
And of course, once affiliate ads are rolled out, we will continue to monitor Meta discussions, and any issues regarding accessibility will be addressed immediately.