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[VP-2] Additional text customization needed (Comment 393)

From: <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:06:46 +0000
Message-Id: <E1UDMU2-0001yG-MP@tibor.w3.org>
To: PFWG Public Comments <public-pfwg-comments@w3.org>
Document: Media Accessibility User Requirements First Public Working Draft 3 January 2012
Part: 4.7.  Requirements on the use of the viewport  ()

Concerning [VP-2]: This only gives access to change font size, font
face and color.  Hansen showed in 1999 that letter, line and word
spacing were important factors that improved reading for readers with
low vision.

Vicki Hansen was no slouch.  She was chair of the ACM Special Interest
Group on Accessibility and the Director of Research on disabilities at
IBM Watson Labs.  Even though this has rock solid data backing
refereed literature, WAI groups consistently neglect spacing as a key
to accessibility for low vision.  I appeal to the group to send the
request to PFWG to include access to letter, line and word spacing.

The need for this access was established 9 years before WCAG was approved.

Wayne Dick
Received on Wednesday, 6 March 2013 22:06:47 UTC

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