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Re: Vertical vs. horizontal scrolling on a mobile device

From: Mike Elledge <melledge@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2019 13:17:07 +0000 (UTC)
To: WCAG List <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, Garry Grant <garry@seoinc.com>
Message-ID: <511161932.11939415.1553865427729@mail.yahoo.com>
 Thanks, Garry!  I'm looking forward to what they have to say.
    On Thursday, March 28, 2019, 4:07:41 PM EDT, Garry Grant <garry@seoinc.com> wrote:  
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From: Mike Elledge <melledge@yahoo.com> 
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2019 11:36 AM
To: WCAG List <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Subject: Vertical vs. horizontal scrolling on a mobile device
Hi All--
I've tried searching the lists, but haven't found anything addressing this question.
When is horizontal scrolling more accessible than vertical scrolling on amobile device? Always? Never? Sometimes?
For example, envision a vertically arrayed set of categories.  Touching each category heading causes an accordion to open, displaying a subset of items. 
Is it better to have the subset appear horizontally, requiring horizontal swiping or touching, or is it better to have the subset appear vertically, requiring vertical swiping?
I know that horizontal scrolling on a desktop is to be avoided, but horizontal scrolling seems to be, from a design standpoint, acceptable on a mobile device, to limit the length of page.
What if the number of subitems arrayed vertically is quite long; is it permissible to have scrolling within the array?
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!


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