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RE: Colours to aid people with dyslexia (was: Using CSS to create zoom layouts for low-vision people)

From: Patrick Lauke <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 10:40:53 -0000
Message-ID: <3A1D23A330416E4FADC5B6C08CC252B90113C1B5@misnts16.mis.salford.ac.uk>
To: "W" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

> From: Lauke Patrick 

> As a general principle, as far as I'm aware, the advice is to 
> avoid pure
> black on white, as the high contrast may result in 
> overpowering "rivers of
> whitespace"

In my rush to reply, I forgot to add that the "rivers" issue happens
most frequently when text is justified. It's not purely a colour
issue, although stark contrast can exacerbate the problem of justified
text, of course.

Patrick H. Lauke
Webmaster / University of Salford
Received on Wednesday, 12 January 2005 10:44:44 UTC

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