The size of the target for pointer inputs is at least 44 by 44 CSS pixels except when:

Equivalent
The target is available through an equivalent link or control on the same page that is at least 44 by 44 CSS pixels;

Inline
The target is in a sentence or block of text;

User Agent Control
The size of the target is determined by the user agent and is not modified by the author;

Essential
A particular presentation of the target is essential to the information being conveyed.

Testing & Remediation

How to test: Open your site or app and inspect all touch targets to ensure they are at least 44 by 44 CSS pixels. This includes text/paragraphs that are also a link. How to remediate:
  • Increase the size of any touch targets that are smaller than 44 by 44 CSS pixels
  • Provide a mechanism to change the size of the target independent of magnification

Questions and Answers

How long does the accessibliity process take?

This question depends on a number of factors including size of site, desired level of conformance, your developer's understanding of accessibility techniques, etc. Accessible Web is here to help. Reach out and we can discuss your site specifically.