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Re: Obscuring active elements and text

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2016 16:26:26 -0600
Message-ID: <CAOavpvc9hutsi4yRN5-ADjOdiXqd+oaz-dxE9JE9pEoVb1qwxQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Rochford, John" <john.rochford@umassmed.edu>
Cc: Wayne Dick <wayneedick@gmail.com>, public-low-vision-a11y-tf <public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org>
Hello everyone,

Thanks, John. I agree with Wayne. Yours rendition is an improvement.

I've been thinking about it more. At first I thought swapping out
"text-pointer icons" with the word "cursors" as more than pointer
cursors exist. i.e. hand, help, etc might be an improvement. The
images in the Wiki use the hand cursor.

Then I went back to our requirements doc [1]. We already have:

"User Need: Users can see all interface elements that are intended for
users to see, including when users have changed display settings such
as text size."

So now I am wondering does that already cover it? Maybe we don't need
a separate user need for obscured active elements and text.

Or would it help if we added a bit to read something such as:

"User Need: Users can see and operate all interface elements that are
intended for users to see and operate. This includes when users have
changed display settings such as text size, magnification level, and
cursor size.


Kindest Regards,

[1] http://w3c.github.io/low-vision-a11y-tf/requirements.html

I agree with Wayne. I think yours is an improvement.

 What do you think of...

Users can set both cursor and tooltip size and placement.

User Need: such that elements are not obscured and are operable and

On 3/4/16, Rochford, John <john.rochford@umassmed.edu> wrote:
> 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
> 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>
> 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.

Laura L. Carlson
Received on Friday, 4 March 2016 22:26:56 UTC

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