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Re: Article: The Inverting Feature On iOS & Android Doesn’t Meet The Needs Of Low Vision Users

From: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2015 09:53:45 -0500
Message-ID: <CA+=z1W=pihwD3O4+BXddqC8j=K-GUM47HZxvfHK8F-actCmdVg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Erich Manser <emanser@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, public-low-vision-a11y-tf <public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org>
agree. depending on the browser - it can inherit OS settings or have its
own inversion scheme. many on personal devices have simple inversion...

On Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 9:39 AM, Erich Manser <emanser@us.ibm.com> wrote:

> I believe that it would, and relate to much of the content (though the
> title is misleading to me, as inverting feature is critical for my needs)
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> [image: Inactive hide details for Laura Carlson ---10/01/2015 10:19:50
> AM---Hi all, I just ran across the article, The Inverting Featur]Laura
> Carlson ---10/01/2015 10:19:50 AM---Hi all, I just ran across the article,
> The Inverting Feature On iOS & Android
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> From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
> To: public-low-vision-a11y-tf <public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org>
> Date: 10/01/2015 10:19 AM
> Subject: Article: The Inverting Feature On iOS & Android Doesn’t Meet The
> Needs Of Low Vision Users
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> Hi all,
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> I just ran across the article, The Inverting Feature On iOS & Android
> Doesn’t Meet The Needs Of Low Vision Users by Jeffrey Stark.
> "...Going as far as having invert functions is not going far enough.
> Microsoft, Linux, Mozilla and even CyanogenMod seem to understand the
> needs of the low vision community by all providing mechanisms for
> people to choose their own colors and set their device in high
> contrast colors. While Apple, Google, Blackberry and others seem to be
> trying to build a bicycle for a sea horse."
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> The full article is at:
> http://blog.blackspheretech.com/?p=282
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> Would it make a good use case?
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> Kindest Regards,
> Laura
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> --
> Laura L. Carlson
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Jim Allan, Accessibility Coordinator
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