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Re: CFC - Target Size (2 options)

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:24:35 +0000
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <7e78b1d8-4277-3dd1-950c-b91fd55df3e0@splintered.co.uk>
On 20/01/2018 00:17, White, Jason J wrote:
> We also find the commentary that you can’t ask authors (or accessibility 
> testers) to test that 44px by 44px really renders acceptably on every 
> possible consumer device troubling. We need to remember that it is the 
> consumer/user who is being inconvenienced when the device they choose 
> (whether for economics, or other reasons) can’t render touch targets 
> that are at usable size, even if the authored content is technically 
> conformant.

So what is your practical suggestion on this? Normatively define that 
authors and auditors must test on particular devices, defined 
normatively somewhere?

When new devices come out, that for whatever reasons deviate subtly from 
what those devices do (and all of a sudden a size that was valid is 
rendered a millimeter or so below the real-world size as measured on 
screen that's mandated), it's a fail - and retrospectively all other 
passes are fails?

Patrick H. Lauke

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