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Re: Using relative sizing and positioning (% values) rather than absolute (pixels).

From: jonathan chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Sun, 08 Sep 2002 10:18:05 +0000
Message-ID: <3D7B23DD.8020700@btinternet.com>
To: Daniel Hillier <DHillier@VisionICT.com>
CC: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

The current view is that relative sizing allows the user to control the 
size of the font, and this can be very important.

However, in my personal work circumstance, severe learning difficulties, 
at a college, where computers are shared amongst very many people.
Things are not so simple, in particular, students dont have the ability 
to change the font size, and many cannot realize that there may be more 
information off the scree.
further most have great difficulty using the scroll bars, they are very 
small, grabbing them is difficult, and the concept is non-intuitive.

so, yes it is very important,but remain aware that this is not a 
complete solution.

http://www.freedomscientific.com/fs_downloads/DL_JAWS45.asp

has a download link for a demo version of jaws 4.5

jonathan
Received on Sunday, 8 September 2002 20:40:32 GMT

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