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

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 04:28:55 -0800
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5076E68FCD2E91428C2479984A81E1147B607C1BFC@NAMBX01.corp.adobe.com>
I don't believe that this is covered by WCAG 2.0 - I can't speak for the working group but as a member of it I think that the question is how far this issue is along the slippery slope between being an issue that differentially affects people with disabilities and being a usability issue that impacts users irrespective of disability.

I'm not sure of the answer to that, but it is surely not only affecting people with disabilities, so that may have been the basis for it not being included.


Andrew Kirkpatrick

Senior Product Manager, Accessibility

Adobe Systems 


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 12:29:32 UTC

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