WCAG 2.0 Comment Submission

Name: Roger Hudson
Email: rhudson@usability.com.au
Document: W2
Item Number: Make it easy to distinguish foreground information from its background 
Part of Item: 
Comment Type: TE
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
Guideline 1.4 is concerned with making it easy to distinguish foreground information from the background. Many people with impaired vision, including a significant proportion of the older population, often find it hard to read the default text size. The use of absolute values for font sizes can make it very difficult for people with impaired vision to increase the size of the text on the screen. Sometime these people have the knowledge and opportunity to change the default computer settings but this is often not the case. 

Proposed Change:
I suggest Guideline 1.4 should contain a new level 2 Success Criteria that requires the use of relative rather than absolute values to control the size of all text including headings.

Received on Saturday, 20 May 2006 06:37:34 UTC