Your website adapts to portrait and landscape views.

Introduction

Some users have a preferred orientation (portrait or landscape) or physical requirements and need content to adapt to their preference. Others have visual impairments and may find one orientation easier to use.

Most websites pass this guideline as they are responsive and adapt to the user’s chosen orientation.

How to Pass

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

Exceptions

When a single orientation is essential, for example:

  • A landscape image that would be too small to see in portrait mode
  • 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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