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Re: Note on ClearType fonts [was: PowerPoint accessibility-alt question]


From: Olaf Drümmer
Date: Apr 30, 2014 9:22AM

On 30 Apr 2014, at 17:10, Shawn Henry < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> fyi, some people have trouble reading these fonts. For example, see "Accessibility issues due to sub-pixel rendering" at <http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/2012/text-customization/p7>;, which includes: "it is apparent that a number of other people struggle with ClearType and complain of blurring...".

there will always be someone struggling with something. Regarding display, this issue will go away over time with high DPI screens.

In general it should be noted that some of the burden on making content accessible is on the side of the tool presenting the content. So instead of avoiding the use of a certain font options should be considered like:
- use of a viewer that does not use ClearType
- increase text size (should reduce impact on ClearType induced problems)
- (temporarily) switch to grayscale display (should reduce impact of ClearType induced problems)
- use of text customisation functionality where text content is shown based on user controlled styling