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From: Steve Green
Date: Jan 20, 2020 12:16PM

I am testing a website that is using the CSS transform property to rotate the captions for images by 90 degrees. The captions only contain 3 or 4 words, but they are quite important.

As far as I can tell, this does not violate any WCAG success criterion, but my view is that it will present a significant barrier to some people. I experience a significant cognitive load when trying to read the captions, so I am sure people with dyslexia and other cognitive impairments will find it even more difficult.

The client is only interested in WCAG compliance, so I won't be able to get this changed unless it clearly violates a success criterion.

If it's not a non-compliance now, does anyone know if it's being considered for WCAG 2.2?

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