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Re: Font resizing and change contrast


From: Andrews, David B (DEED)
Date: Mar 28, 2012 2:14PM

I don't know that there is any "collective wisdom." It is done both ways, of course, and personally I favor letting people do it with their browser, or OS. However, one plus for making it available on the web site itself is that it puts accessibility right out front, for everyone to see.


-----Original Message-----
From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Barry Hill
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 4:27 AM
Subject: [WebAIM] Font resizing and change contrast

Hi all

Just joined yesterday, and already have a query for you all.

What is the collective wisdom regarding *Change font size* and *Change
contrast* links on a web page?

My thinking is that they are not needed if the text and contrast are set in the CSS and can be changed by the browser. Most people who need these access adjustments will know how to alter it in the browser and, if they don't, then they will struggle with most of the internet.

Of course, a link to instructions on how to change the browser settings would be useful.

However, as I am blind, these access settings are superfluous to me, so I might be coming at this from a rather bias perspective.