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RE: SC failure for using pixel font size

From: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:14:13 -0400
Message-ID: <213a99f2217d65897b75195e4290012b@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Cc: Aurélien Levy <aurelien.levy@temesis.com>, WCAG WG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Ø  That isn’t the case for responsive sites, zoom should not trigger
horizontal scrolling in that case.



Interesting point – most responsive sites are based on breakpoints set on
viewport widths – so zooming within a breakpoint with fixed with containers
can still unfortunately produce horizontal scrollbars.  Browsers seem to do
better at wrapping fixed fonts but fixed container sizes are more
problematic.



Jonathan



*From:* Alastair Campbell [mailto:acampbell@nomensa.com]
*Sent:* Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:26 PM
*To:* Jon Avila
*Cc:* Aurélien Levy; WCAG WG
*Subject:* Re: SC failure for using pixel font size



Jon Avila wrote:

Personally I don't totally agree with this stance because zoom requires the
user to scroll horizontally.



That isn’t the case for responsive sites, zoom should not trigger
horizontal scrolling in that case.



Unfortunately we really need a two tier test, one for sites that are
responsive when zooming, and one for those that are not.



I agree with your sentiment/goal though, as it stands I don’t think the
criteria is strict enough given that it is much easier to deal with zoom
using media queries now.



If you aren’t familiar with how responsive sites work with zoom I wrote an
article on it here:
http://alastairc.ac/2013/08/browser-zoom-great-for-accessibility/ which
also had some good discussion in the comments.



Kind regards,



-Alastair
Received on Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:15:52 UTC

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