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