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Re: seeking clarification

From: Ben Caldwell <caldwell@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 15:00:21 -0500
Message-ID: <4863F555.2000309@trace.wisc.edu>
To: Sofia Celic <sofiacelic@gmail.com>
CC: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Hi Sofia,

When we discussed this, it was not clear how the draft technique would 
be sufficient for 1.4.5 - Images of Text or 1.4.9 - Images of Text (No 
Exception) which are about the use of text rather than images of text.

However, various aspects of the draft did seem to be a good fit for 
other success criterion (ex. 1.4.1 - Use of Color and 1.4.4 - Resize 
Text) as well as for a style-switching technique and the group assigned 
various action items to that end.

Hope that helps,


Sofia Celic wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been away for a while... :)
> Can someone please clarify why 'Providing controls on the Web page that 
> change the visual presentation of text' has been removed from SC 1.4.5 
> and SC 1.4.9
> (as per http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2008/06/05-wai-wcag-minutes.html#item01).
> The intent of the technique is not about swapping text and images, as 
> suggested by the survey comments. The intent is to provide a control 
> within the web page that will change the size of text within the page. 
> The in-page control aids people with cognitive disabilities and those 
> unfamiliar with browser settings.
> With thanks,
> Sofia

Ben Caldwell | <caldwell@trace.wisc.edu>
Trace Research and Development Center <http://trace.wisc.edu>
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