From this summer, target size is going to become something we hear much more about. In this topic show, we look into what it is, what it means, why we’re going to start hearing more about it, and how this will impact design work (and design discussions).
Target size was introduced as a criteria in WCAG2.1, and is due to be joined by target size (minimum) in WCAG2.2 this summer. Criteria 2.5.8 target size (minimum) will be a AA success criteria, which in practice will mean that many more designers will need to think about target size and learn to design with the criteria in mind.
(Listening time: 33 minutes, transcript)
Episode 266: Target size. What is it, why we're going to be hearing a lot more about it and what it means for your designs.https://t.co/dc7VKloCiH#ux #uxpodcast #podcast #a11y #usability pic.twitter.com/6447IXnXl0— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) July 2, 2021
- Full transcript for episode 266
- Target size and 2.5.5 – Adrian Roselli‘s very useful article
- Understanding success criterion 2.5.5 Target size
- Understanding success criterion 2.5.8 Target size (minimum) – WCAG2.2 draft
- Size matters: accessibility and touch targets
- Looking at WCAG 2.5.5 for Better Target Sizes
- How small your target area can be is actually 1×1, but that is silly in practice
- Episode 228: The aesthetic accessibility paradox
- Cover art photograph (cropped to 1:1) by Henry Söderlund (CC-BY-2.0)
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