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Re: Obscuring active elements and text

From: Wayne Dick <wayneedick@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2016 09:46:35 -0800
Message-ID: <CAJeQ8SAYH-ZBwuWd6sUd_veOR3du_WP-BhajJWueDa7SFYs1BA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Rochford, John" <john.rochford@umassmed.edu>
Cc: public-low-vision-a11y-tf <public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org>
Thank You John +1.

I had spend a day looking for examples and by the time I was done my
writing skills were fading.

The problems I am finding are occurring when size exceeds 200% or when text
only enlargement is used. Also they are big commercial sites. So I'm going
to have to mock up images like Laura did to be vendor neutral.

It is very encouraging to see just how effectively the big sites have
complied to WCAG 2.0. Most behave very well up to 200% and most even work
with text only resize.

Wayne




On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 3:20 AM, Rochford, John <john.rochford@umassmed.edu>
wrote:

> Hi Wayne,
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> Do you think these versions would be easier to comprehend?
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> *To enable understanding and activation, elements and functionality can’t
> be obscured by text-pointer icons, messages, or tooltips.*
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> Web sites designed to accommodate text-size enlargement such that elements
> do not overlap, are not obscured, and are operable.
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> John
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> John Rochford <http://profiles.umassmed.edu/profiles/display/132901>
> UMass Medical School/E.K. Shriver Center
> Director, INDEX Program
> Instructor, Family Medicine & Community Health
> www.DisabilityInfo.org
> Twitter: @ClearHelper <https://twitter.com/clearhelper>
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> *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
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> *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.
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> 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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