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FW: 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 14:34:09 -0000
Message-ID: <3A1D23A330416E4FADC5B6C08CC252B90113C1E2@misnts16.mis.salford.ac.uk>
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Another reply slipup:

-----Original Message-----
From: Andy Budd [mailto:andy@message.uk.com]
Sent: 12 January 2005 13:20
To: Lauke Patrick
Subject: Re: Colours to aid people with dyslexia (was: Using CSS to
create zoom layouts for low-vision people)


Patrick Lauke wrote:

> 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", and that light shades of cream/yellow are preferrable as a
> background colour.

Doesn't that cause a bit of an accessibility catch 22 where people with 
visual impairments need a high contrast but people with dyslexia 
require a lower contrast?


Andy Budd

http://www.message.uk.com/
Received on Wednesday, 12 January 2005 14:37:13 GMT

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