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Re: RNIB factsheet on accessible web desi - Reply

From: Julie Howell <JHOWELL@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 18:36:43 +0000
Message-Id: <s9cf9bb8.004@rnib.org.uk>
To: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
Cc: DSMILLIE@rnib.org.uk
Thanks again for this, William

>"Choose a background that is a single, solid colour." poses a
problem for me in that I believe the emphasis should be on
absolute separation of content/structure from presentation and
this set of guidelines is dealing with presentation - which should
ideally be entirely under the control/approval of the user. <

We agree entirely on that point.

However, this must be assuming that the end user knows how to
alter their browser settings (in order to over-rule an unreadable
colour scheme). In our experience, the majority of partially
sighted people do not have this knowledge.

For this reason, our factsheet is a combination of WAI and RNIB
clear print guidance.

Perhaps we need a separate factsheet for partially sighted
people on how to get the most from their browser?

What do others think?
Best wishes
Julie Howell, RNIB
Received on Monday, 25 September 2000 13:39:14 UTC

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