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Re: role="text" and text frames

From: Richard Schwerdtfeger <richschwer@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2016 11:17:55 -0600
Cc: Matt King <a11ythinker@gmail.com>, Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>, Alexander Surkov <surkov.alexander@gmail.com>, James Teh <jamie@nvaccess.org>, Rich Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, wai-xtech@w3.org, public-aria@w3.org
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To: Joseph Scheuhammer <clown@alum.mit.edu>
Well, there is a problem with that approach. You don’t know the font characteristics. So, for accessible text you would need to know how to get at the indices for each character and its size. We can’t do that accurately with a bitmap or with SVG drawing strokes. 


> On Feb 9, 2016, at 11:15 AM, Joseph Scheuhammer <clown@alum.mit.edu> wrote:
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> On 2016-02-09 11:52 AM, Rich Schwerdtfeger wrote:
>> I ran this by Freedom Scientific and if a role is chosen they agree it ought to be for STATIC text. 
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> Any indication of whether they think the accessible text interface should be implemented for elements with role="text"?  Jamie and Alex have speculated on this thread that it might be useful.
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