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RE: role="text" and text frames

From: Matt King <a11ythinker@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2016 21:19:39 -0800
To: "'Richard Schwerdtfeger'" <richschwer@gmail.com>, "'Joseph Scheuhammer'" <clown@alum.mit.edu>
Cc: "'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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There is already a lot of text where screen readers tell you the font size is 0 and the color is black on black.
Is not having the information a show stopper for using accessible text interface?
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From: Richard Schwerdtfeger [mailto:richschwer@gmail.com] 
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To: Joseph Scheuhammer <clown@alum.mit.edu>
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Subject: Re: role="text" and text frames

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:
> 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. 
> 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.
> -- 
> ;;;;joseph.
> 'Die Wahrheit ist Irgendwo da Draußen. Wieder.'
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