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Re: Vertical text


From: glen walker
Date: Jan 20, 2020 12:45PM

The closest I can get is 3.1 Readable but it's a stretch to apply 3.1.5 to
it since it's more concerned about the actual words rather than the
orientation. You might be able to argue that "When text requires reading
ability more advanced than the lower secondary education level" that the
ability to read vertical text requires a higher ability, but you'd have to
be pretty convincing. It's also AAA so might be a moot point if your
client is only concerned with AA.

On Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 2:17 PM Steve Green < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> 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?
> Regards,
> Steve Green
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