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Re: UK Disability Discrimination Act


From: Jon Gunderson
Date: Jun 10, 2004 11:24AM


If I hear what you are saying, I think you want to provide
controls in your web page for restyling. There are already
controls in Opera, IE and Mozilla for restyling content. I
would suggest that you focus more on creating content that can
be restyled. This can be done through using proper markup and
CSS. Then create documentation that is linked to each page
that documents the restyling feature of major browsers.

We have been working at UIUC on some extensions to Mozilla and
IE to provide everyone (including people with disabilities)
the ability to more easily restyle content in a browser.



---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 10:14:51 -0600
>From: "Eire OConnor"
>Subject: [WebAIM] UK Disability Discrimination Act
>To: "WebAIM Discussion List"
>Hi - i am currently developing web-based forms in Oracle 9i
and have given the option to resize text and background
colours at runtime for low-vision users.
>Can anyone confirm for me any legal issues which may arise if
i do NOT offer an option to also resize the button text and
the Oracle toolbar icons as these are images at the moment and
will involve alot of extra coding to do this !!
>Will this breach the UK Disability Discrimination Act ???
>Can someone shed some light ??
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Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
College of Applied Life Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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