The release of WCAG 2.2 introduced two new level A success criteria and four new level AA success criteria.  In this post, I provide a summary of  Success Criteria 2.5.8, Target Size (Level AA).

The aim of Success Criterion 2.5.8 is to ensure users can click on website links and other page elements, without accidentally triggering adjacent links or targets. This is particularly important for individuals who find precise motor movements difficult. By providing adequate space between targets, and ensuring those targets are large enough, the likelihood of accidental activation of adjacent links or targets is minimised.

This requirement caters to impairments such as hand tremors, spasticity, and quadriplegia, and people using specialised input devices, rather than standard computer mice or trackpads.…

Working with non-profits, charities, voluntary and public sector organisations and social enterprises for over 20 years. Jim set up one of the worlds first website accessibility web agencies in the mid 1990s.