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Re: What accessibility support exists for low vision?

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:17:43 -0400
Message-ID: <CAAdDpDZXsL5z__8xs3z1jGmFWrEvx2SPjycAdGyQ8VhBZcGPWQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Wayne Dick <wayneedick@gmail.com>
Cc: michiel.list@moiety.me, GLWAI Guidelines WG org <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
We may be able to include some requirements around sticky headers and
footers, but lets worry about that after August.

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On Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 10:59 AM, Wayne Dick <wayneedick@gmail.com> wrote:

> ​Hi Micheal,
> Keep in mind, this is not for changing the direction of 2.1. It is an
> observation for silver.
> Responsive design was not developed with content enlargement in mind. It
> was meant to accommodate changes in display size.
> Currently an author who creates a break point for 320px width has a
> portrait mobile device in mine.  They are thinking of a logical resolution
> of 360 by something like 568. This means authors set fixed size and
> position items at the top and bottom of a page. That burns up a lot of
> space, top and bottom, but in portrait mode the room is still there for the
> main content.
> The logical space for large print has resolution 320 by 180. There is
> literally no room for banners. or they must flow out of the was.
> That is what I mean. I originally used symmetric to emphasize keeping more
> than hardware uses in mind when designing break points. Designing for
> enlargement creates different cases that are not covered in many cases.
> I am sorry that I cannot give the url, but Alastair and Steve R have
> collected a lot of cases.
> Responsive design with disability in mind is different than responsive
> design with hardware in mind.
> Does that answer?
> Wayne
> ​
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