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RE: Screen magnification and right aligned buttons & other content [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

From: Kevin Galvin <Kevin.Galvin@visionaustralia.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:13:04 +1000
To: Gian Wild <findme@gianwild.com.au>, "Arch, Andrew" <Andrew.Arch@finance.gov.au>
CC: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Hi Andrew

We have undertaken two separate user testing exercise recently in which core functionality and features went undiscovered due to their right-hand side alignment.

I generally recommend that the Previous Next buttons are grouped next to each other and both buttons are left aligned.



Kevin Galvin
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To: Arch, Andrew
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Subject: Re: Screen magnification and right aligned buttons & other content [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

We've done testing with magnifier users who have missed a map because it was on the right-hand side of the page.

On Thursday, August 28, 2014, Arch, Andrew <Andrew.Arch@finance.gov.au<mailto:Andrew.Arch@finance.gov.au>> wrote:

Hello WAI-IG,

I’m seeking advice regarding button placement on multi-page forms. Convention these days often seem to place the next button on the right (and previous on the left).

I recall in the past when doing some testing with screen-magnifier users that they mentioned missing things that were on the right hand side of a screen, and in the lower right in particular. And also a preference for related functions to be grouped together.

Does anyone have any hard, or anecdotal, evidence regarding visibility/discover-ability of buttons and other content that is right aligned?

Thanks, Andrew

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