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Re: Font resizing and change contrast

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From: Stella Mudd
Date: Mar 29, 2012 8:43AM


John, thanks for the share. FYI, the meat and potatoes start on slide 37
of 64, "aren't web accessibility preference for sissies...?" Barry if you
find some cool intuitive ways to do this please share. Take a look at
http://www.webhipster.com/testing/accessibility/jquery-skip-widget-enhanced
Was thinking about adding text size onto the widget. Ideas...

On Thursday, March 29, 2012, Barry Hill wrote:

> Thanks, guys. I'm convinced. If at least for mobile devices, then we need
> these widgets.
>
> Now I need to find some code for doing the job.
>
> Cheers
>
> Barry
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Paul J. Adam
> Sent: 28 March 2012 9:35 PM
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> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Font resizing and change contrast
>
> I think they are very helpful for people on mobile browsers like the iPhone
> & iPad where there are no options to increase your font size like you can
> do
> with desktop browsers. The contrast settings are also very limited there,
> your only other option is reverse contrast (White on Black).
>
> I don't think they should be required but I definitely recommend them for
> the mobile reasons and the other reasons mentioned in the replies.
>
> Personally I use the text sizing widgets often when they are available
> because it usually resizes the text differently than pressing
> Command/Ctrl++.
>
> Paul J. Adam
> Accessibility Evangelist
> Deque Systems
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>
> On Mar 28, 2012, at 3:14 PM, Andrews, David B (DEED) wrote:
>
> > 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.
> >
> > Dave
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
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> > Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 4:27 AM
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> > 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.
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > Barry
> >
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