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Re: Change 1.4.10 to Level AA

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2020 23:53:47 +0000
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
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On 23/02/2020 22:55, Wayne Dick wrote:
> I suppose we didn’t make it Level A because we didn’t think it could be 
> met so easily. It can.

I would say this is heavily dependent on the type of site. 
Functionality- and information-dense sites, particularly complex web 
applications, will have more trouble making a working/workable version 
at 320 CSS px width. It is not just the technology side that matters - 
as yes, technologies like responsive/adaptive web design are now fairly 
mature ... but it can be a challenge actually having to rethink how 
complex content and interactions can be made available in small-sized 

And as most companies/sites (at least in my auditing experience) target 
a base of WCAG AA, changing the SC to A won't make that much of a 
difference in practice (and sites/applications that actively choose to 
ignore it for AA will likewise ignore it if it was A).

Patrick H. Lauke

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