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Re: Colours to aid people with dyslexia

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 19:24:53 +0000
Message-ID: <41E6CB05.40901@splintered.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

David Woolley wrote:

> Which surely means the best answer is that no colour should be specified,
> so that the user can set up their browser with the best colours for them.

Not to be flippant, but: in a vacuum, maybe...but not for a site out 
here in the real world.

Seriously though, if the user is already setting up their browser with 
the best colours for them, they also have - in practically all 
mainstream browsers - a checkbox or similar form element right there in 
the same preferences/dialog that lets them override any colours defined 
by site authors. Otherwise, we may just start sending out completely 
naked, unstyled HTML and shift the onus completely on the users...

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Patrick H. Lauke
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