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Re: typical user stylesheet settings


From: David Sloan
Date: Feb 3, 2014 2:44AM

Hi Nathalie

If you haven't yet, you should also look at Shawn Henry's TAdER (Text Adaptability is Essential for Reading) project, which explores people's customisation preferences for readability:


This includes some interesting results from surveys of people who apply text customisation to web content - especially the diversity and frequency of customisation types.

Text customisation for readability of online content was the subject of a WAI Research and Development Working Group (RDWG) Symposium in November 2012. The papers presented during the symposium, and a transcript of the discussion that took place, are available at:


I'm also involved in producing a Research Note, currently in development, summarising the Symposium discussions. Progress on this has been slow (my apologies to those waiting for its publication), but we expect to publish it in the first half of this year.

Best wishes

On 3 Feb 2014, at 08:01, Nathalie Sequeira < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Thanks Susan and Patrick,
> those are pretty neat and I didnt know them!
> Cheers
> Nathalie
> Am 31.01.2014 14:58, schrieb Patrick Dunphy:
>> Similar to the previous link, this tool from NC State allows you to preview
>> & verify colour palette choices.
>> http://accessibility.oit.ncsu.edu/tools/color-contrast/index.php
>> -PD
>> On 31 Jan 2014 08:30, "Hewitt,Susan (DSHS)" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>> wrote:
>>> Hi Nathalie,
>>> I think you might be asking about template stylesheets with good color
>>> combos. I don't know of a site with any of those but here are a couple of
>>> resources I use when you choosing colors for design.
>>> Contrast-A lets you choose different combinations from a spectrum to
>>> create a custom palette. It tells you which levels of WCAG contrast ratio
>>> it passes as well as simulating different types of color deficiencies:
>>> http://www.dasplankton.de/ContrastA/
>>> And here's a rather exhaustive list of color combos samples and their pass
>>> status: http://trace.wisc.edu/contrast-ratio-examples/
>>> Hope this helps,
>>> Susan Hewitt
>>> EIR Accessibility Coordinator
>>> Texas Department of State Health Services
>>> <EMAIL REMOVED> | 512-776-2913
> > > The Paciello Group.