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Re: 508 Fonts


From: Cliff Tyllick
Date: Feb 11, 2009 8:40AM

Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

> important thing is that authors should not try too hard to override
> user preferences, which can depend on different people's different
> abilities, not just esthetic views.

Agreed. It should be within the user's control to change the default font.

> Verdana ... is a poor choice since
> it magically makes authors to set font size to something small.

Ignorance, not magic, causes this behavior. So we also need to educate those authors to:

(a) not follow one change that improves readability with another that impairs readability

(b) let each user choose the font face and size that works best for him or her under his or her current conditions

I myself have different settings on my desktop at work, my desktop at home, and my laptop. I have no disabilities, but under different conditions of monitor resolution and lighting, I have different preferences.

Cliff Tyllick
Web development coordinator
Agency Communications Division
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality