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Allowing for Reflow
From WCAG WG
- New technique (Draft)
This technique relates to:
The objective of this technique is to show how to test for reflow.
- Increasing Firefox Zoom Settings - Jim Allan
- Using media queries (CSS). Ref: em based media queries (Future technique)
- Using CSS grids to reflow content (CSS). Ref: fluid grids (Future technique)
- Using CSS Flexbox to reflow content (CSS) (Future technique)
- SCR34: Calculating size and position in a way that scales with text size (Scripting)
- G206: Providing options within the content to switch to a layout that does not require the user to scroll horizontally to read a line of text
- Using PDF/UA when creating PDFs (Future technique)
- Set zoom level to 400%.
- Set window size to 1280 pixels wide.
- Visit the page to be tested.
- In another window or screen, display the same page in a window also 1280 pixels wide, but with no zoom or character sizing.
- Compare the two displays to check that either no information or functionality shown in the un-zoomed display is missing from the zoomed display, OR where content is missing it can be revealed either in drop-down or popup form by operating a button, or by following a link, or by another similarly simple action.
- Check, in the zoomed display, that no content is cropped, or expands out of its container, or is overwritten by other content, or ends up over a poorly contrasting background.
- Without requiring scrolling in two dimensions, no loss of information or functionality occurs, except for parts of the content which require two-dimensional layout for usage or meaning.