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Re: Low Vision Style Sheets


From: smithj7
Date: May 30, 2007 4:30AM

I work for Florida Blind and had complaints over ten years ago regarding
italics from customers. I now only use italics for books, magazines,
and such publications and use it with the cite format code. (One of our
bureua's is the Braille and Talking Book Library). I have had no
complaints since I made this change.

Note: the only other choice for titles would have been underline. I
reserve underlines for links.

-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Susan
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 1:55 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Low Vision Style Sheets


I've been told by several people with vision issues to avoid the use of
italics, no matter what the font/size/weight and have been doing so.
How do you feel about this? I see you have italics in your style sheet.

Thanks for your time


On 5/22/07, Wayne Dick < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Hi List,
> Last week someone asked me to post my
> style sheets to the list. I attached
> them but [WebAIM] wisely doesn't allow
> attachments. The following directory
> contains the files. Your are free to
> download them.
> http://www.csulb.edu/~wed/CSS/
> The directory contains two files:
> userContent.css -the style sheet and,
> ReadMe.html - directions
> Note that this is my style sheet for
> my own reading. It has some problems.
> I am a computer scientist and they
> don't bother me. A normal end user
> might be confused.
> The typography is the interesting
> part. I just got tired of the
> typography sighted people thought I
> would like.
> To see a description of the typography
> transformations see http://www.csulb.edu/~wed/ITAcc/ITAcc.html
> Just look at the example section.
> For most people with low vision
> reading improperly styled print is
> painful or nauseating or both. We
> also get lost tracking the lines and
> seeing all the letters. This style
> sheet is my "non-puking" sheet. It
> works for me but may drive another
> partially sighted person crazy.
> Reading on the margin of sight is that
> delicate.
> Wayne