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


From: Guy Hickling
Date: Feb 25, 2016 10:29AM


The point I am making is that it
*is* possible to make a website that is accessible right up to the WCAG's
200% zoom,
*and way beyond*,
​ ​
​with ​no horizontal scrolling, with care and throught.
​I think​
that is what was being asking for in this thread?
To check it out would you like to change your font size to 32px (double the
standard size) and do text-only zoom to 200% (both together) on that site
and consider it? (For reference again the URL is
http://www.enigmaticweb.com/index.php/blog/accessibleResponsiveness). (I
also tried it at a 64px font size at zero zoom, that's 4 times the normal
text size and that works too).

I can see a couple of flaws in it that I overlooked - the subheading in the
header disappears under the logo
​​ (which maybe I'll fix some time​
. But all the content after that is fully legible, needs no horizonatal
scrolling, and nothing overwrites anything else or spills out of its
containers. (The other bug
, if you're curious,​
is in the form labels on the contact page

The WCAG isn
t asking anything too much at all on the matter of text zoom, just that
developers design for it.
​ There are sites that do it well, but certainly not enough.​

Guy Hickling