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Re: Size of a clickable area and the WCAG 2 guidelines

From: Colin Lieberman <colinl@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 21:30:57 -0800
Message-ID: <4B84B991.1020403@yahoo-inc.com>
To: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
CC: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I'm not sure there are specific guidelines regarding this. What you may 
be looking for is "Fitts' Law" - that it's easier to click a target if 
it is large horizontally.

http://www.syntagm.co.uk/design/articles/fitts50.htm

On 2/23/10 5:28 PM, Jonathan Avila wrote:
> Perhaps I missed something but I cannot locate anything in WCAG 2
> requiring a minimum clickable area for clickable items such as links or
> a minimum amount of space between clickable items. These accessibility
> best practices seem like more than usability requirements for people
> with mobility impairments and surely should at least be level AAA
> guidelines. Can anyone point me to a mapping into WCAG 2 for these?
>
> Jonathan
>
Received on Wednesday, 24 February 2010 05:31:44 GMT

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