Your website adapts to portrait and landscape views without losing meaning or function.


Some users have a fixed orientation and need content to adapt to their device. Others have visual impairments and may find one orientation easier to use.

Most websites pass this guideline without reference to accessibility as they are responsive and adapt to the user’s viewport.

How to Pass

  • All content retains meaning when switching orientation
  • All content retains function when switching orientation 


When a single orientation is essential, for example:

  • A landscape image that would be too small to see in portrait mode
  • Content primarily designed for use by a different medium such as slides
  • Where the width or height of one orientation is necessary for its function 

See Also

Understanding Succession Criterion 1.3.3 (W3C)

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