Thread Subject: Re: Text size - defaullt
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From: Gregg Vanderheiden
Date: Tue, Mar 18 2008 3:15 PM
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What I meant was that the product be usable with low vision by default - or
if it automatically goes to that mode for a user (smart card - or senses
their presence - or is configured for them or something ) - or they can
turn on low vision mode with low vision.
Removing it leaves a hole for access or leaves a public machine that you
have to see well in order to turn low vision mode on.
The setup provision doesn't help except for non-shared technologies.
Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
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Subject: Re: [teitac-committee] Text size - defaullt
Perhaps I don't understand what you mean by "an autoset mode", but I don't
see how this addresses my concern -> that 508 only requires that a mode
exist, and our existing Subpart D provision 2-C directs agencies to turn
such mode on where needed by individuals or for public systems. Therefore I
feel we should either:
a. restrict the second sentence to 255 (which doesn't have a notion of an
agency procuring & installing E&IT), or
b. remove this sentence and perhaps add a note instead reminding the reader
of Subpart D provision 2-C.
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Peter makes a good point about 'workstation' being too narrow.
One thing that might address the issues brought up today AND would be much
broader would be
This mode must be the default mode OR AN AUTOSET MODE FOR USERS unless..
It would look like this? Thoughts?
1-G - Text size (Discussed Feb 7, 12, 19)
There must be at least one mode where all information that is required for
product use and is provided in text is readable by people with 20/20 vision
at 3.5 times their typical viewing distance. This mode must be the default
mode OR AN AUTOSET MODE FOR USERS unless the activation method for that mode
can be done at 3.5 times the typical viewing distance or the product
automatically sets itself to that mode for users who require it. This
provision does not apply to safety labels, regulatory labels, and marks that
are not required for product use. This requirement does not apply to the
caption decoding functions of products that are governed by U.S. Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) regulations 47 CFR 15.119 or to devices
which provide equivalent functionality as stipulated by 4-A - Caption
Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
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