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Re: Scaleable fonts for Priority 2 WAI guidelines


From: Steve Green
Date: May 14, 2008 9:00AM

I don't think it's as clear-cut as you suggest. In my opinion sIFR is
equivalent to an image for most purposes insofar as it is not possible to
change the colour or font family. Even changing the size requires a page
reload, which users will not understand.


-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Rahul Gonsalves
Sent: 14 May 2008 15:34
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Scaleable fonts for Priority 2 WAI guidelines

Apologies Paul, I included a terribly constructed sentence.

On 14-May-08, at 7:49 PM, Paul Collins wrote:

> 2008/5/14 Rahul Gonsalves < <EMAIL REMOVED> >:

>> Guideline 1.4.5 states that using images of text (if using a
>> background image (not SIFR)) is allowed - "The image of text can be
>> visually customized to the user's requirements."

> You could still use sIFR for 1.4.5 thought, right? Just that you
> have the option to use images as well.

_I_ take Guideline 1.4.5 to mean that text is preferred to images _however_,
if you want to customise the way things look, then you are free to do so.
One can definitely use sIFR; my badly phrased sentence was meant to mean
that sIFR is not an _image_, and therefore, Guideline 1.1.1 (non-text
content) does not apply here.

- Rahul.