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

From: Jim Tobias <tobias@inclusive.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 08:00:55 -0500
To: 'Ramón Corominas' <listas@ramoncorominas.com>, "'Andrew Kirkpatrick'" <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "'Greg Elin'" <gelin@UCP.org>
Message-ID: <CA14B2FB44D84FB9A7D7D08B668FC4F7@delldesk>
I think the reason it's not included is basically political -- we've seen
little participation from this community of users via their advocacy groups,
compared to other advocacy groups.

Jim Tobias
Inclusive Technologies
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Ramón Corominas
> Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 7:47 AM
> To: Andrew Kirkpatrick
> Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Size of a clickable area and the WCAG 2 guidelines
> As far as I know, many users with motor disabilities have 
> difficulties positioning a mouse precisely, or have hand 
> tremor or jerky movement, so bigger size would help them more 
> than to people with no disability. 
> Althoug some of them use voice recognition software, it is 
> not always the case. Others could use a trackball or even a 
> conventional mouse.
> I don't know why WCAG 2.0 doesn't include this, but I think 
> it could be a good topic for its inclusion in WCAG 3.0 (smile)
> Regards,
> Ramón.
> Andrew wrote:
> > 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.
> >   
Received on Wednesday, 24 February 2010 13:01:33 UTC

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