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Re: WordPress Editor for Low Vision User


From: Emma Duke-Williams
Date: May 17, 2007 6:40AM

On 17/05/07, Mike Osborne - AccEase < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Hi
> We are setting up a blog using WordPress. The main contributor has low vision and uses Firefox at high levels of magnification.
> I have tried the Editor at this magnification and it is unusable - tiny icons and the right-hand column overlays over the edit area.
> Any ideas on how to customise this or replace with a more accessible editor?

On a temporary basis, you could try disabling the rich text editor for
him. YOu'll still get the overlapping of the buttons on the right, but
the buttons you need then grow. You don't have to know HTML to use it,
as the buttons put it in for you.
Alternatively IE 7 enlarges everything (even the buttons on the rich
text editor), and doesn't overlap with the right hand side. The
drawback is that you have to scroll sidewards.
Opera isn't quite as good, as though the buttons increase, in an
attempt to stop you scrolling sidewards, puts the text box under the
links at the right, which is probably even more difficult than the
weird thing that Firefox does.
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