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RE: UPDATE suggested alternatives to accessible version

From: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 10:05:23 -0500
Message-ID: <f2612839c4726d8a84c95ca90b729881@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Cc: Jonathan Hassell <jonathanhassell@yahoo.co.uk>
Jonathan, one issue with your site that I have noticed is that you have
scroll bars turned off by setting scrolling=”no” on the main div.  This
means that when the page is viewed by people using zoom features in the
browser or lower screen resolutions no horizontal scroll bars appear and
they cannot access the horizontal content off the right edge of the screen.



This is an issue that I believe is not clearly spelled out in WCAG that
needs to be indicated as a failure.



Best Regards,



Jonathan



*From:* Jonathan Hassell [mailto:jonathanhassell@yahoo.co.uk]
*Sent:* Sunday, February 19, 2012 7:05 PM
*To:* w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
*Subject:* Fw: UPDATE suggested alternatives to accessible version



Thanks for your comments, David.



Hassell Inclusion is my site, and I take inclusion very seriously.



Accordingly, you'll find that both of the colour combinations you mention
meet WCAG-AA rather than having 'almost zero colour contrast'.



However, you're right that the shade of blue I used only met AA for the
large text on which it was used on the home page. The contrast could have
been better for smaller text used elsewhere. I've darkened the shade
accordingly so it passes all WCAG-AA tests at whatever size I use it.



Thanks for pointing this out.



In turn, could I point out that high colour contrast colour-schemes, whilst
helping many people with vision impairments, actually hinder a great number
of dyslexic people from reading the page.



That's why 'universal design' doesn't work - it's not universally good for
everyone, as people with different disabilities have completely
contradictory colour preferences.



So it's impossible to please everyone, unless you provide a means of
changing the colours on the site.



This is something I'm already looking into, as I already mention on my
site's accessibility statement:
http://www.hassellinclusion.com/accessibility/



As for 'large areas white on the first two screenfuls' - no-one else has
experienced this problem. Could you let me know which browser you're using?
(I've tested the pages in Chrome, Safari, Firefox and IE 8...)



If you have any other comments on how you think my site could be improved,
please email me on jonathan@hassellinclusion.com.



Jonathan.




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*From:* David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
*To:* w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
*Sent:* Saturday, 18 February 2012, 22:32
*Subject:* Re: UPDATE suggested alternatives to accessible version


Carla wrote:

> http://www.hassellinclusion.com/2011/12/accessibility-myths-2011/

Were these examples of how not to write universal pages?

Dark green on grey in the tabs: almost zero colour contrast.

Light green on white in the body text, also a poor colour contrast, but not
nearly as bad.

Large areas of white space on the first two screenfuls; I presume it only
works in one browser.

Centre justification in the print version - at least they do have a print
version and it doesn't go off the edge of the paper.
-- David Woolley
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