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From: wolfgang.berndorfer@zweiterblick.at
Date: Dec 2, 2019 2:10AM


Thanks Patrick,

FYI: I am a low vision user and remember the wrap-funcitonality in Zoomtext
for DOS, which perfectly suited to my needs 25 years ago. Now I copy longer
text into word and read it with 88pt which corresponds to 800%. And for easy
text, I just listen to my screen reader.

> - Some low vision users need magnification that's above just 200%. That's
why 1.4.10 goes up to 400%

So 1.4.4 is required when zooming up to 200% and 1.4.10 when zooming up
beyond that up to 400%?

> - Low vision users, particularly once zooming to 400%, will have more
trouble reading text comfortably if they have to scroll both horizontally
and vertically.

I would clarify: will have more *often* trouble

Wolfgang

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Betreff: Re: [WebAIM] 200% website scaling

On 01/12/2019 19:54, <EMAIL REMOVED> wrote:
> I'm not sure about b) since I still don't understand, why 1.4.4
> considers 200% magnification and 1.4.10 400% pixel magnifications..

- Some low vision users need magnification that's above just 200%.
That's why 1.4.10 goes up to 400%
- Low vision users, particularly once zooming to 400%, will have more
trouble reading text comfortably if they have to scroll both horizontally
and vertically.

This is the core reason for 1.4.10.

- For 1.4.4, it's acceptable to have things needing horizontal and vertical
scrollbars (as long as things don't overlap/become unreachable.

Generally, if you pass 1.4.10 you're passing 1.4.4. But the opposite is not
always true.

P
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