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Re: text size in IE versus Zoom


From: Rick Hill
Date: Dec 20, 2012 12:30PM

All the modern browsers now do zoom. They also allow a user to set the default font size. So for a vision impaired user who prefers a larger font size by default, that will not zoom the pages, only enlarge the text. So, need to make usre that Web content will display correctly with enlarged font sizes (and not just zoom).
Rick Hill, Web CMS Administrator
University Communications, UC Davis
(530) 752-9612
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Date: Thursday, December 20, 2012 10:32 AM
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Subject: [WebAIM] text size in IE versus Zoom

Given that IE browser has the zoom feature, how important is it to still use relative font sizes that will respond when increasing text size in IE?

Thank you for your opinions.

Angela French
Internet Specialist
State Board for Community and Technical Colleges