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Re: Color Contrast


From: David Ashleydale
Date: May 26, 2012 9:42AM

Thanks all, these are useful responses.

I wouldn't go so far as to say that this colleague was questioning all
accessibility work, though -- she was just thinking that with 1 or 2 clicks
this problem could be solved by the user easily.

But hey, not everyone wants large fonts. If they did, we would make it big
for everyone. Great reasoning, I'll use that. Thanks!

David Ashleydale

On Saturday, May 26, 2012, Jared Smith wrote:

> On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 5:59 PM, David Ashleydale wrote:
> > She said,
> > "Well, can't the user just zoom in or increase the text size using the
> > browser functionality to get it up to 18 points or more?"
> By that same logic, the user could just override page colors to fix
> the contrast issue, or get a friend to read it for them. If we took
> this approach to accessibility we wouldn't need to bother at all.
> Jared
> > > >