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Re: Multiplier SCs (was agenda)

From: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2018 16:31:29 +0000
To: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@levelaccess.com>
CC: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <663B5CD3-8F86-4AA7-B54D-7156BF988EE3@nomensa.com>
> I am pretty certain that changes to text spacing will also break contrast in a lot of places and may also cause overlapping text.  I also understand the multiplier of possibilities.

Text-clipping / overlapping is already called out in the understanding doc as a failure of text-spacing, can we consider contrast a part of that?  The same goes for resize/reflow.

The question I have then (as a tester) is whether that should be failed under contrast or the triggering condition? My gut says it should come under the SC that triggered it, as solving that problem will be a layout or text-buffer change.

WCAG 2.0 did a good job of things failing in one place, we should try to maintain that.

For most sites you can test that by:

  *   zooming in gradually to 320px looking out for omissions or clipping
  *   apply text-spacing
  *   zooming back out to the default looking out for omissions or clipping.

If it fails whilst zooming in, it’s a 1.4.4 / 1.410 issue (depending on what level), if it only fails on the zooming out it’s a 1.4.11 issue.

Cheers,

-Alastair
Received on Wednesday, 2 May 2018 16:31:56 UTC

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