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Re: italic fonts

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003 09:33:01 -0400
Message-ID: <003101c38cd7$87bf3be0$6501a8c0@handsontech>
To: "FOX, Jake" <FOXJ@NORWICH-UNION.CO.UK>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

screen readers do not even notice that they are there and for best
rendering, we turn off font styles in the  options of microsoft windows
internet explorer.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "FOX, Jake" <FOXJ@NORWICH-UNION.CO.UK>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 7:44 AM
Subject: italic fonts



Hi guys,

Does anyone know where use of italic fonts stands from an accessibility
perspective?

should they be entirely avoided and bold or bullets be used to pull out
information?

Users viewing sites with italic fonts may have trouble if they are using
assistive technology such as zoom tools and screen resizers?

Be interested to see what you guys think.

Jake.



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