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Re: Highlighting areas of text on mouse click.

From: Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo <emmanuelle@mi.madritel.es>
Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2002 15:58:08 +0100
Message-ID: <001c01c29eca$39ab1150$734225d5@emmanuelle1>
To: "Tim Roberts" <tim@wiseguysonly.com>, "WAI list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Hi Tim,

There is an extension for Ie 5.0 that includes:
"Text Highlighter: This Web Accessory lets you highlight text in a document
just like you would in Microsoft Word. It's easy. Select your text, then
right-click and choose Highlight. This tool is very useful for reading long
It can be download from:

Regrettably this extension doesn't work with Ie 6.0 or superior. And I don't
understand why they have eliminated that option so useful.

Best regards,

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Roberts" <tim@wiseguysonly.com>
To: "WAI list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 08, 2002 12:18 AM
Subject: Highlighting areas of text on mouse click.

| Hi all,
| I have a question about the W3's WAI documents.
| I was recently reading the Requirements for WCAG 2.0
| http://www.w3.org/TR/wcag2-req/ and I noticed that in Mozilla 1.2.1 when
| any text is clicked, the whole scope of the paragraph changes color to
| red. I am not sure if this happens in other browsers. Does anyone know
| why this is so?
| This also raises a question as to whether this would be a worthwhile
| accessibility feature. For example, an area of text (e.g. Paragraph or
| list item) could be made bolder or slightly larger when clicked. The
| immediate benefit I saw in this technique for for dyslexics, who could
| highlight or enlarge sections of the text by clicking on them
| I would be grateful to hear thoughts on this.
| Tim
| --
| Tim Roberts <tim@wiseguysonly.com>
| WiseGuysOnly
Received on Sunday, 8 December 2002 10:04:48 UTC

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