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RE: User customization using a style sheet switcher and server side scripts.

From: Ian Litterick <Ianl@dyslexic.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 15:39:49 -0000
Message-ID: <2DA1FBCA4767814E8A5CB7C399D2526025F902@ash.dyslexic.com>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

FWIW we are trying to address these issues from the user side with our
new ReadAble product 

First pass (ie current version) just allows you to change the full range
of Windows colours. Aimed at dyslexia and Meares/Irlen syndrome and some
VI. As a middle-aged and colour blind person (or maybe just as a
person!) I also find it useful on some badly designed sites.

It should work with any Windows application using Windows colours and on
the web allows you to one-click between the web site's choice and your

We hope to add font, line spacing and character spacing in due course.
Anything else we should be trying to do with it?

Ian Litterick

> -----Original Message-----
> From: tina@greytower.net [mailto:tina@greytower.net] 
> Sent: 05 November 2003 13:30
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: User customization using a style sheet switcher 
> and server side scripts.
> On  5 Nov, P.H.Lauke wrote:
> >>   Thirdly, the adjustments you make are not persistent - as 
> >> soon as you
> >>   leave that particular site, they go away.
> > 
> > That depends on the expiry date set for the cookies, if I'm 
> not mistaken.
>   I might have chosen the wrong words. When you leave the site, the
>   changes you have made will no longer apply to the *next* site. Users
>   find that confusing.
> >>   Users don't know how to adjust their UA - so tell them how. 
> >> That will
> >>   atleast confuse them less.
> > 
> > Shouldn't there be a certain onus on the users as well, and not just
> > the developers ?
>   There is - yes. Users should really, REALLY, learn how to configure
>   their systems. I cannot agree for an instant that they should put an
>   effort into learning every, single, site-specific method 
> for doing the
>   same.
>   Which is why a mini-tutorial on configuration is far 
> better. IMHO, of
>   course. Nothing is carved in stone as far as such issues as 
> these are
>   concerned.
> -- 
>  -    Tina Holmboe                    Greytower Technologies
>    tina@greytower.net                http://www.greytower.net/
>    [+46] 0708 557 905


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