Thread Subject: Comment: 1-G Text Size
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Date: Thu, Mar 27 2008 3:05 PM
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Canon USA Comment: 1-G Text Size
1-G Text Size Versions 1 and 2 apply to public or shared products. The
rationale for excluding personal products is because it is assumed that
?at a workstation, special reading aids (such as a moderate magnifying
glass) would be available even if user?s vision is in the range of 20/30
to 20/70.? However, the availability of special reading aids would also
apply to shared products in user?s departments or general work area.
Therefore, 1-G Text Size should apply to public products; there is no
reason based on this rationale that shared products should be applicable.
It would be helpful to include the text sizes (previously removed) that
may be used to meet this provision. Many public products, such as kiosks,
ATMs, and copy machines may be used from a standing or seated position.
Therefore, the 3.5 times typical viewing distance approach would depend on
the height of the user which varies considerably, and whether the user is
seated. In this case, having reference to the text sizes below from the
March 11th version would be beneficial.
a) At least 12 points if text is a label and if the user can position
their face close to the label
b) At least 14 points for all other text
where 1 point = 1/72.27 inches (on computer displays 1/72 inch).
Thank you for considering this comment.
Government Policy and Compliance Analyst
Government Marketing Division
Canon USA, Inc.
TEL: (703) 807-3158
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