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Re: Tiny clickable element: does this fail WCAG2?


From: Subhash Chhetri
Date: Jul 22, 2015 12:19AM

I guess there are two possible problems in it. Since you are saying dots are too small that might be difficult for person with poor vision to access, maybe color contrast issue is also there. In this sense, WCAG 1.4.3 fit in it.

Another issue would be related to keyboard accessibility. Since dots are only means to move slide, is it tab focusable? If not so, WCAG 2.1.1 is enough to address the same.

Best Regards,
Subhash Chhetri

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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Tiny clickable element: does this fail WCAG2?
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Date: Tuesday, 21 July, 2015, 4:33 AM

- lynn.holdsworth@

Hi all,

20.07.2015, 18:31, "Lynn Holdsworth"
> Hi Deborah,
> This could be viewed as usability, except
it would affect people with
> poor vision
or unsteady hands more than your average bear.

If the things you have to
identify are not readily visually identifiable, it might
fail under requirements for contrast. I think there is a bug
here in WCAG that should be fixed, requiring controls to be

Many carousels
also technically fail on timing requirements.

> But I'm not sure
where to fail it.
I don't know anybody who likes carousels :-)

I don't hate them as much
as most people. Although I wish we had the tabpanels spec
implemented, and people could easily reset the presentation
to be a well-behaved panelset under simple user control


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