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Re: Type in books


From: Pratik Patel
Date: Aug 18, 2004 1:18AM

If that's the case, then the electronic version should be readily available
for accessibility purposes. The user shouldn't have to post messages,
practically begging to receive an accessible version after paying for a


Pratik Patel
Managing Director
CUNYAssistive Technology Services
The City University of New York

-----Original Message-----
From: joeclark [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 1:38 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: [WebAIM] Type in books

> BTW - sorry about that font size. I lost that argument. Take a look at
> the great font size in Maximum Accessibility, by my friends Sharron Rush
> and John Slatin.

Anyone who claims that books should all be in large print does not
understand the medium of print. Large print is an auxiliary method of
providing accessibility; I don't see any call whatsoever for all books to
have it. (By contrast, electronic media can carry accessibility within

The Rush and Slatin book is, in typographic terms, a joke.

If a book's fonts are too small for you, use a magnifier.


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