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RE: Obscuring active elements and text

From: Rochford, John <john.rochford@umassmed.edu>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2016 11:20:15 +0000
To: Wayne Dick <wayneedick@gmail.com>, public-low-vision-a11y-tf <public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <55BD19D83AA2BE499FBE026983AB2B587B26B229@ummscsmbx10.ad.umassmed.edu>
Hi Wayne,

Do you think these versions would be easier to comprehend?

To enable understanding and activation, elements and functionality can’t be obscured by text-pointer icons, messages, or tooltips.

Web sites designed to accommodate text-size enlargement such that elements do not overlap, are not obscured, and are operable.


John Rochford<http://profiles.umassmed.edu/profiles/display/132901>
UMass Medical School/E.K. Shriver Center
Director, INDEX Program
Instructor, Family Medicine & Community Health
Twitter: @ClearHelper<https://twitter.com/clearhelper>

From: Wayne Dick [mailto:wayneedick@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2016 5:34 PM
To: public-low-vision-a11y-tf <public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org>
Subject: Obscuring active elements and text

Obscuring Functionality or Text Pointers icons, messages or tooltips should not obscure active elements that depend on the pointers, messages or tooltips for activation or understanding.
With large print, especially when reformatting is necessary, large objects may overlap. When one of these is a active element operability can be impaired. There should be some mechanism to position objects so they do not interfere with each other.
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