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Re: Any official clarification on Text-only zoom and RWD?


From: Chaals McCathie Nevile
Date: Feb 23, 2016 12:52PM

On Tue, 23 Feb 2016 19:03:51 +0100, Jordan Wilson
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> Is there an official/legal opinion on whether browser zoom to 200% is
> sufficient even if text-only zoom to 200% does not work?

This would depend on the jurisdiction. If you only have to meet some rule,
maybe you're fine. If you have to actually remove barriers for people with
disabilities (as in UK / Australian law, which I know best) then you'd be
running a big risk of being in breahc of legal requirements.

Also, you would be discriminating against the many people who rely on
something better than 200% browser zoom to provide equal access to
content. Which strikes me as wrong in general.

> I recall that w/ so many sites being Responsive the fact that you can
> zoom text to 200% using media query/layout changes was enough but all of
> the info I've been able to find appears to be industry opinion. Does
> anyone know of any official clarification for 1.4.4?

Do you mean from W3C? They have no legal force on their own. If you want a
legal opinion, you have to work out where a case can take place, and get
an opinion based on that legal framework.



Charles McCathie Nevile - web standards - CTO Office, Yandex
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