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Re: CFC: Target Size and Target Size (no exception) SC

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Mon, 29 May 2017 14:48:13 -0400
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To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Cc: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
It appears the European Union is looking for Mobile requirements for
legislation. Every set of guidelines and best practices for mobile that
I've seen has something about target size. (yes "mobile", not touch screens)

It would be good to get something into 2.1 about target size. Otherwise it
may appear to be a gap, that needs to be filled with other standards etc...

Personally, I'd like to see it based on screen size, understanding that
there will be better ways to determine coarse/fine pointer use in the
future, but I'd say its the best way we have in 2017, in terms of
implementability, and understandability from devs. Otherwise adding an
exception for groups of more than 10 controls.

I'm hoping we don't have to punt this to Silver, but that's something we
have to decide as a group. I've learned consensus is gold.

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On Mon, May 29, 2017 at 2:25 PM, Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
wrote:

> And once again, at the risk of sounding like a broken record...I'd rather
> see no further attempts at exceptions being made...instead moving this to
> Silver as a best practice, and (outside of the hard pass/fail testable
> criteria) actually saying something like  "important controls should be
> large enough to be comfortably used with touch, mouse, stylus, etc without
> the need for the user to zoom as that may result in horizontal and vertical
> scrolling").
>
> The more attempts at making this palatable and non-onerous for developers,
> and not making it fail with the large corpus of sites out there not
> designed to be touch-friendly, the less use we'll actually get in solving
> the underlying issue for users.
>
>
> P
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