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

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 09:53:32 -0500
Cc: Jim Tobias <tobias@inclusive.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <6C712D02-C8EE-44F4-9AF5-B2A7C16E417A@comcast.net>
To: Ramón Corominas <listas@ramoncorominas.com>
I don't miss small links <smile>  I use voiceover on my iphone and my ipod touch.

On Feb 24, 2010, at 9:42 AM, Ramón Corominas wrote:

Another related issue that could affect more to people with disabilities is that of new tactile screens that some mobile devices have. For example, iPhone 3GS has this type of screen and VoiceOver screen reader. Blind users have the possibility to "discover" links, buttons and other elements by sliding one finger on the screen. Sighted users can -more or less- see the links, and even zoom in to enlarge their size, but a blind user will probably miss small links.


Jim Tobias wrote:
> I think that's right, Jonathan.  As far as "quantitatively researched
> algorithm", how did the low vision algorithm get generated?  Was there some assumption about the distribution of perceptual ability across all low vision users?  Could that be applied to people with limited dexterity?   

Jonnie Appleseed
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