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Re: Developing Websites for Older People (batch 2 of 3 or so)

From: Andrew Arch <andrew@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2010 21:12:32 +0100
Message-ID: <4C800530.9080504@w3.org>
To: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
CC: wai-eo-editors <wai-eo-editors@w3.org>
Thanks for 'batch 2' Shawn,

Shawn Henry wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> 
> Here's the second batch.
> 
> * "Many older people require larger text due to declining eyesight, 
> including in form controls." first, thanks for the inclusion of forms :-)
> What is "larger"? Is "form controls" too jargony? How about:
> "Many older people require large text due to declining eyesight, 
> including text in form fields and other controls." OR
> "Many older people require large text due to declining eyesight, 
> including text in forms."

done - with 1st option

> * I'm uncomfortable listing G178... [for discussion with Shawn when we 
> have a chance]

ok - but necessary imho in many situations like a public library, 
visiting a friend, etc (and some people can't remember how to fish)

> * 1.4.8 is listed under "Text style and presentation". Why also under 
> "Text size?

Lots of overlap between 1.4.4 and 1.4.8 - have been leaning towards 
redundancy in repetition. Lets discuss further.

> * Under Text style and presentation:
> "Text presentation affects readability for many older people." I wonder 
> about something more like:
> "How text is styled and presented affects how hard or easy it is for 
> older people to read." OR
> "Text style and presentation impacts how hard or easy it is for people 
> to read, especially older people because of declining eyesight."

done - with 2nd option

> * "centrally aligned" -> "center-aligned"

hmmm - I agree, but "centrally aligned" is WCAG wording so I prefer to 
retain.

> Will have more later...

OK - look forward to it.  Andrew

PS - also closed up the spacing before the "More techniques are 
listed..." sentence.

> ~Shawn
> 
> 
> 
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Developing Websites for Older People (batch 1 of 3 or so)
> Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2010 08:24:23 -0500
> From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
> To: Andrew Arch <andrew@w3.org>
> CC: wai-eo-editors <wai-eo-editors@w3.org>
> 
> Hi Andrew,
> 
> I really like how the document has come together! Overall, I think this 
> is the right amount of detail and very good organization.
> 
> Comments that apply throughout:
> ...
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