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Our global navigation doesn't scale and isn't accessible #2382

justinscherer opened this Issue Jan 2, 2018 · 0 comments


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justinscherer commented Jan 2, 2018

Expected behaviour

Actual behaviour

Currently, our global nav can only handle an "M" width of 5.5

screen shot 2018-01-02 at 4 24 31 pm

This becomes particularly problematic in langauges like German

screen shot 2018-01-02 at 4 26 42 pm


We need a way to have our global navigation items :

  • Labelled for screen readers and the intellectually impaired
  • not dependent on iconography (There is not representative graphic interpretation of "collection" for example, so we use a weird grid of squares)
  • capable of supporting labels with an M width of up to
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