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Re: CSS vs personalization

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2018 22:24:41 +0000
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <3d1cb398-e5ff-f072-8371-c442c1189d55@splintered.co.uk>
On 03/01/2018 21:37, Wayne Dick wrote:

> The issue is flexible 
> visual format. Content needs enough semantic markup to support visual 
> transformations. User agents need to combine this information with user 
> profiles to create accessible visual interfaces for sighted people with 
> print disabilities. It is all very doable.

But if this requires both content authors AND user agent developers to 
make changes, it can't just be made a requirement for content authors in 
WCAG in the hope that user agents will then follow suit and actually 
support whatever is proposed here.

It's, yet again, a chicken and egg problem...which can't be tackled by 
just mandating that authors need to do something speculatively in the 
hope that user agents will then act on it eventually.

Patrick H. Lauke

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