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

From: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 06:04:55 -0800 (PST)
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Andrew wrote:
> but it is surely not only affecting people with disabilities, so that
may have been the basis for it not being included.

That argument could be made for many of the guidelines in WCAG 2.

What I guess most likely happened is that 1. As Jim Tobias said there was
not as large of a political effort to push for stronger mobility
guidelines and 2. Perhaps there was not an exact technical specification
that would support the majority of users with mobility impairments -- I
understand Fitts law provides some guidance in this area.  In order to
require something you really need a proven and quantitatively researched
algorithm for achieving the desired results for the population in need.

Received on Wednesday, 24 February 2010 14:05:28 UTC

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