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Re: Feedback

From: Olaf Drümmer <olaf@druemmer.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:29:58 +0100
Cc: Olaf Drümmer <olaf@druemmer.com>, Oscar Cao <oscar.cao@live.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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To: Mark Barratt <markb@textmatters.com>

On 21 Nov 2014, at 15:09, Mark Barratt <markb@textmatters.com> wrote:

> IBM (of all people) did the research to validate this in the last ‘50s, when the issue was labelling of instrumentation in fast jets.

research like this only applies to small numbers of short pieces of information that one is to **re**cognize (as in: match against a small set of to be expected text items) as quickly as possible. Uppercase only can also be more robust under difficult viewing conditions, like limited lighting, less than optimal viewing distance and such (as may be typical in a fast jet).  It does not apply to situations where the piece of text has information not necessarily known ore expected beforehand, and where are many such pieces of text (it just slows down reading and increases error rate while reading). 


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