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Re: font size reqs on legal disclaimer text


From: Karl Brown
Date: Jul 25, 2016 1:58AM

The closest thing to guidance I can find is the definition of larger scale
<https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#larger-scaledef> text, which suggests 14 if
bold or 18 for standard.

WCAG 2.0 1.4.4 says that text can be resized "without assistive technology
up to 200% without loss of content or functionality" so if the font size
can be changed by the user you should be fine.

As Bevi said though, having the font size be readable would be great. I
think the default in Chrome for the <small>
element is about 0.8rem or roughly 13px. As that's the element that's used
for things like "disclaimers, caveats, legal restrictions or copyrights"
that might be the right approach and size to use?

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 5:17 PM, Chagnon | PubCom < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> I don't think the legal community is exempt from the international
> guidelines, or has its own special set of guidelines either.
> Although we all know how really "special" laywers are <grin>.
> And if you can, please increase the point size of the disclaimers for us
> real people! Even a half point bigger helps.
> --Bevi Chagnon
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On
> Behalf Of Christi Evans
> Sent: Friday, July 22, 2016 11:48 AM
> Subject: [WebAIM] font size reqs on legal disclaimer text
> I'm working on legal text in both the global footer as well as
> product/offer disclaimers.
> Does it need to adhere to the same font size standards as regular body
> text?
> I've spent time researching this cannot find a solid answer. (I would
> like to be able to just increase the text size regardless but there are
> too many things at play until I figure this out.)
> > > > >

Karl Brown
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Professional Certificate Web Accessibility Compliance (Distinction),
University of South Australia, 2015