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Re: zoomtext reversing background colour test please


From: Michael.Moore@dars.state.tx.us
Date: Aug 27, 2010 8:54AM

Yes in ZoomText with reverse video the color changes from yellow to blue. So you have white text on a blue background inside of the box. The only issue that I saw in ZoomText was using the yellow on black setting. In this case the box was two shades of yellow so contrast is pretty low. This could be an issue with any choice of background color since ZT will allow you to customize these settings. You could choose white on orange if you wanted. I just looked at preset choices. The fact that you can end up with two shades of the same color for foreground and background does not mean that the use of background colors causes problems for the users. As long as the initial contrast is within standards you will provide most users with a color set that will work with their AT they may just need to make some adjustments. The only alternative would be a black and white internet, and I don't think anyone wants that.

Mike Moore

-----Original Message-----
From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Sandy
Sent: Friday, August 27, 2010 9:43 AM
To: David Farough
Cc: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] zoomtext reversing background colour test please

> I don't have Zoomtext but I do have System Access.
> Using the screen magnification option of system access and the reverse
> colors option, all three boxes changed from yellow to blue. I'll be
> interested to hear how this works for Zoomtext. If you're interested, I
> can try this out using Magic.

David, that would be great!

thanks, Sandy