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Re: 508 Refresh, request to delay until reasonable accommodation is possible for low vision

From: (wrong string) ümmer <olaflist@callassoftware.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:38:23 +0200
Cc: (wrong string) ümmer <olaflist@callassoftware.com>, WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <BC2AD01B-1249-452D-A4A9-519CBFD0FBF8@callassoftware.com>
To: chaals@yandex-team.ru, Wayne Dick <waynedick@knowbility.org>
I would argue that (free of charge) tools exist that accommodate some of the needs of people with low vision when consuming tagged PDF content. The most specific tool (highly customisable / adjustable for low vision users) is VIP PDF Reader, see http://www.access-for-all.ch/en/pdf-lab/500-vip-pdf-reader-e.html . Another tool requires Adobe Acrobat, but itself is free of charge: callas pdfGoHTML, see http://www.callassoftware.com/callas/doku.php/en:products:pdfgohtml - it transcodes a tagged PDF to HTML and opens it in the default browser (where one can use various mechanisms to access the content).

So, just to make **me** understand: what's missing?


On 29 Mar 2015, at 11:35, chaals@yandex-team.ru wrote:

> Hi Wayne,
> 28.03.2015, 04:34, "Wayne Dick" <waynedick@knowbility.org>:
>> Some have asked for me to post my written comments to the US Access Board. Here are the written comments I posted:
>> http://nosetothepage.org/508/Testimony.html
>> I am asking the Access Board to override the rules for low vision based on WCAG level AA.  This is so that people with low vision have a chance at receiving reasonable accommodation.
> A priori, your statement makes a lot of sense.
> And suggests that there are some concrete things we should be looking at as requirements for WCAG. Certainly the 200% cap on zoom requirements seems entirely arbitrary.
> cheers
> Chaals
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