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Re: Accessibility UAWG: contrast control

From: Will Pearson <will-pearson@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 12:46:40 -0000
Message-ID: <002501c4cbda$5e6123b0$58bfe150@WILLXCFBVU8CQ8>
To: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, "SVG \(www\) list" <www-svg@w3.org>

    Hi Jonathan;

What sort of levels of contrast would you have?  Contrast is a really useful
feature, and one I do think ua's should implement.  I'm just wondering what
your views on the best method for the user to select the contrast level
would be?  Generally, I tend to think default schemes, such as black on
white, white on black, etc. are the easiest for users to use, but they don't
cater for everyone.  Some people may have preferences outside of those
catered for by any default schemes, so maybe some advanced options to allow
a user to select their own scheme would also be necessary.

As an aside, I think user selectable color schemes are useful, not just user
selectable contrast.  I know that some dyslexics find changing the white
background of text based documents, to another color, usually some shade of
pink, enables them to read the document better.  This has also been found to
assist "normal" users in addition to those with dyslexia.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
To: "SVG (www) list" <www-svg@w3.org>
Cc: "chris Lilley" <chris@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 7:00 PM
Subject: Accessibility UAWG: contrast control

> Chris and members of the UAWG,
> it has been asserted by a number of people that a contrast control for
> an SVG user agent is 'trivial' to implement*.
> UA and AT guidelines would without doubt encourage adoption of this and
> other accessibility solutions.
> Please could a draft be published?
> regards
> Jonathan Chetwynd
> http://www.peepo.co.uk     "It's easy to use"
> irc://freenode/accessibility
> * 37 minute exchange:
> http://svg.jibbering.com/svg/2004-11-15.html#T15-45-41
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