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Re: Objection to Adapting Text

From: Joshue O Connor <josh@interaccess.ie>
Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:31:56 +0100
Message-ID: <595F7F3C.9050902@interaccess.ie>
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
CC: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>, WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, "lisa.seeman" <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>
Thanks Alastair and Laura - Lisa, can you clarify/respond to their 
comments outline your concerns?



Laura Carlson wrote:
> Hi Alastair,
> Okay. Your rationale makes sense to me.
> Thank you very much.
> Kindest regards,
> Laura
> On 7/6/17, Alastair Campbell<acampbell@nomensa.com>  wrote:
>> Hi Laura,
>>> Alastair, would it be possible for you to incorporate Lisa's metrics into
>>> your bookmarklet for testing so we can know for sure?
>> It doesn't really fit, the SC (even after all the 'honing') applies to all
>> text on the page.
>> It doesn't differentiate between blocks of text and navigation, lists,
>> headings etc.
>> If we simply add a bullet about spacing around paragraphs (and/or?) sections
>> /regions, we would have to create another SCs-worth of definitions to scope
>> that.
>> A user-side script / extension that overrides the site styles is a blunt
>> tool, it doesn't know how the site is put together. If you have a look at
>> the kind of nesting that happens on most websites, adding spacing to regions
>> of the page is guaranteed to make things fall apart, it wouldn't help. (E.g.
>> add any spacing at all to<div>s and you'd have more spacing than content!)
>> I could see that adding spacing around blocks of text (e.g. paragraphs)
>> could work, but as a solution it would be pretty hit-and-miss, and would
>> still be hard to define.
>> -Alastair

Joshue O Connor
Director | InterAccess.ie
Received on Friday, 7 July 2017 12:32:37 UTC

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