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1.3.4 Orientation [Level AA]

Description

Content does not restrict its view and operation to a single display orientation, such as portrait or landscape, unless a specific display orientation is essential.

Note

Examples where a particular display orientation may be essential are a bank check, a piano application, slides for a projector or television, or virtual reality content where binary display orientation is not applicable.

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Sufficent Techniques

Advisory Techniques

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Failures

The following are common mistakes that are considered failures of this Success Criterion by the WCAG Working Group.

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Notes

Essentially, a users device should respect their device orientation; landscape or portrait, and adapt accordingly.

There are exceptions, but these are rare. a relevant one maybe the process of scanning  a cheque into a mobile banking app; the camer would be locked to landscape to maximise scanned image resolution.

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