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SC. 1.4.4 Resize Text is a really good tool to detect bad design.

From: Wayne Dick <wayneedick@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2012 17:38:41 -0700
Message-ID: <CAJeQ8SA6mzKUb4pqobG7_1jisibCy9pHUf1-JTkCpvLcMDYALw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
You cannot believe how many pages cannot enlarge text to 200% without
breaking. Lately I have consulted with some development teams, and
when I ask them to enlarge the text by 200% they are shocked.  So much
non-responsive rigidity comes to light.

I recommend it as a one of those quick tests you might do.  It usually
requires about 5 ctl-+ actions to get 200%, or I just hit it with the
style * {font-size: 24pt !important}. That's point not pixel (that's
very roughly 32px).  If columns or rows bleed, positioned text cover
elements below them or horizontal lists or menus fly off the right.
The page is too rigid for 1.4.4 and Level AA.

When you meet a page where 1.4.4 works you will be surprised just how
well the other things work.   Of course there is lots more to WCAG
2.0, but this is a real separator.

Wayne Dick
Received on Sunday, 29 July 2012 00:39:09 UTC

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