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Re: SC #78 'Adapting text', and a question regarding consensus on icon fonts

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:50:43 -0400
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To: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Cc: Detlev Fischer <detlev.fischer@testkreis.de>, "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Here's the current thinking around icon font accessibility

http://fontawesome.io/accessibility/

Are these icons going to disappear if the font family is over ridden by a
user style sheet?


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On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 6:06 AM, Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
wrote:

> Detlev wrote:
> > So would this basically be a technique *for users* who would have to
> update any custom stylesheets they may be using by working in this
> exception for elements with role=img?
>
> Yes, but it has to work both ways, this would also be a sufficient
> technique for the new SC. I.e. if you use font icons that are problematic
> when fonts are replaced, then it musts be marked up appropriately.
>
> It would also need to be included as something in the testing text
> (understanding doc), and recommended for user-agent side solutions.
>
> >  I guess there is nothing authors can do to safely exempt icon fonts
> from any manipulation by user style sheets that fail to cater for icon
> fonts this way, correct?
>
> Correct, but if this is a known thing included in the techniques and
> understanding document, there is a viable solution.
>
> Cheers,
>
> -Alastair
>
>
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