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resizing of form controls

From: WCAG 2.0 Comment Form <nobody@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 23:48:25 +0000 (GMT)
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Name: Sofia Celic on behalf of Vision Australia
Email: Sofia.Celic@visionaustralia.org.au
Affiliation: Vision Australia
Document: W2
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Comment Type: technical
Summary of Issue: resizing of form controls
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
The current draft appears not to deal with ensuring form controls can be resized along with changes in text size.

Forms are used on many sites but often the form controls do not resize even when the text around them does. This can result in a user with low vision being able to read the text information for a form and the text labels, but not be able to read the text in a drop-down box, check their own input in a text field or to locate radio buttons and checkboxes.

Success criterion 1.4.4 (Visually rendered text can be resized without assistive technology up to 200 percent and down to 50 percent without loss of content or functionality.) deals with the scaling of text size. It doesn\'t specify whether this applies to text-based form controls. If so, this needs to be clarified with additional text in the Understanding document and the addition of applicable sufficient techniques.

However, there are also non-text-based form controls - radio buttons and checkboxes - that are required to resize along with changes in text size. This may mean another success criterion is required to cover all types of form controls.

In the event that form controls are considered technology specific, a more generic success criterion would be required. 

Proposed Change:
Add a success criterion that covers the resizing of form controls.
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