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RE: Make 3.6.2 (Preserve Distinctions) a user option

From: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 15:21:00 -0600
To: "'Greg Lowney'" <gcl-0039@access-research.org>, "'WAI-UA list'" <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Message-ID: <0ab401cab0e0$4b50a660$e1f1f320$@edu>
I like the second also.

 

From: w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Greg Lowney
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2010 2:05 PM
To: WAI-UA list
Subject: Make 3.6.2 (Preserve Distinctions) a user option

 

I propose revising 3.6.2 to be a user option rather than requiring it to be
always on. I include two possible rewrites below.

UAAG20 3.6.2 currently reads:"3.6.2 Preserve Distinctions: When rendered
text is rescaled, distinctions in the size of rendered text are preserved
(e.g., headers continue to be larger than body text). (Level A)"

This actually conflicts with other guideline documents that actually
recommend that the user have the option to display all text in the same
font, including uniform size. Here are two examples from ISO 9241-171 item
10.3.2:

EXAMPLE 1    A word processor contains a "draft mode" which shows all
document text in a single, user-selectable font, colour and font-size,
overriding any formatting information specified in the document itself. When
the user encounters small text that they have difficulty reading, they can
switch into this mode and will still be viewing the same section of the
document, but at a size they have already selected as meeting their needs.

EXAMPLE 2       A user has difficulty reading small text on the screen, so
they set a "minimum font size" preference valuein the operating system's
control panel. The Web browser respects this setting and automatically
enlarges any text that would otherwise be smaller than this size.


Here are two possible rewrites:

"3.6.2 Preserve Distinctions: The user has the option that when rendered
text is rescaled, distinctions in the size of rendered text are preserved
(e.g., headers continue to be larger than body text). (Level A)"

"3.6.2 Preserve Distinctions: The user has the option to preserve
distinctions in the size of rendered text when that text is rescaled (e.g.,
headers continue to be larger than body text). (Level A)"

The first merely prepends the stock phrase "The user has the option".
Unfortunately the document only use the variations "The user has the option
TO" and "The user has to option OF", neither of which would fit the rest of
the sentence, so I had to introduce "The user has the option THAT". The
second is revises the wording more thoroughly in order to use the
already-used variant "The user has the option TO". I actually prefer the
second, but either would be acceptable.


    Thanks,
    Greg
Received on Thursday, 18 February 2010 21:22:12 GMT

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