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Re: Sub Discussion of Text Zoom vs. Browser Zoom (today's EO teleconf)

From: Alan Chuter <achuter1@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2013 13:30:20 +0200
Message-ID: <CAAomaN3GCGrS7DdpyKpLVvEdNVHmcq7VfgCVsHCCz-uPy7fbOA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Cc: Denis Boudreau <dboudreau@accessibiliteweb.com>
I have to agree with you and to express my amazement at the
implication that requiring the user to use a horizontal scroll bar is
acceptable. This would make reading text impractical in a real

Maybe rather than shortening the text, someone could produce a short
video of a user having problems with this, even just a screen capture
with descriptive voice over. I'm not able to do this, but I imagine it
wouldn't be too difficult. It would demonstrate the problem in just a
few seconds.

As for the Easy Checks [1] (I hope I'm looking at the right draft), it
would be useful to also include a screenshot with horizontal
scrollbars. The text "Some people with disabilities cannot read text
that requires horizontal scrolling" doesn't actually say why. This is
explained further down under "What to check for," but maybe it would
be clearer to put it in the main section. It's obvious to me, but
probably won't be to many page designers.



[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/eval/preliminary#zoom

On 26 July 2013 18:05, Denis Boudreau <dboudreau@accessibiliteweb.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> As agreed, I've made my case for the Understanding document for SC 1.4.4 to explicitly support text zoom in a HTML context because I feel it spectacularly fails to do so right now. It's probably much longer than it should, but I'm hoping this helps to build a strong case. Maybe you guys will be willing to add to it, or tersify the heel out of it! *grin*
> Whatever makes it better and more convincing: http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/wiki/Easy_Checks_Comments#Sub_Discussion_of_Text_Zoom_vs._Browser_Zoom
> Again, many thanks to Wayne for helping me see the broader picture here.
> /Denis

Alan Chuter
Received on Monday, 5 August 2013 11:30:48 UTC

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