How important is zooming in and out (cmd + , cmd - ) for websites (Desktop view) in terms of accessibility?
I am working on a website at the moment and someone else is in charge of the HTML/CSS side of things.
I've noticed it's not possible to zoom in and out with the browser function of cmd and + or -. The website just rescales instantly due to the css.
I don't know how important this feature is in terms of accessibility. Do people with strong impairments of vision use it regularly or are there other use cases I am not aware of?
Browser zoom is probably the most used accessibility feature. Also make sure pinch to zoom works on a mobile as that is used even more.
Lost of people use browser zoom to some extent.
They may not necessarily be disabled.
For example I am currently viewing this site at 150% zoom. This is due to having a 40" 4k monitor monitor positioned about a meter away. I have no disabilities but without being able to zoom this site the text would be too small to read.
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How import is zooming in and out (cmd + , cmd - ) for websites (Desktop view) in terms of accessibility?
It is very important to allow users to zoom into your site.