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User style sheets was: pt vs px for font sizes

From: Matt May <mcmay@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 11:17:08 -0700
Cc: Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>, Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
To: "'W3C-WAI-IG List'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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On Tuesday, September 10, 2002, at 03:19 AM, Charles McCathieNevile 
> In each case it means the user really eneds to set up their own fairly
> complete style sheet for sizes :( Not impossible, but a frustration. 
> The
> AWARE project at the HTML Writers' Guild was collecting style sheets 
> that
> would be helpful for users:
> http://aware.hwg.org/styles/

I was thinking about writing a CSS generator for creating user style 
sheets for various user needs, but noticed the ATRC at the University 
of Toronto has done it already:


It comes with four default style sheets: low vision, colorblindness, 
limited manual dexterity, and cognitive disabilities. There is also a 
form where users can enter their needs and get a style sheet to address 

There seems to be a great need for this among users who don't want to 
(and shouldn't need to) learn the tricks available in CSS2. I think 
this is an excellent resource.

Matt May, Web Accessibility Specialist, Web Accessibility Initiative 
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C/MIT) http://www.w3.org/WAI/
200 Technology Square, NE43-342, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Received on Tuesday, 10 September 2002 14:16:59 UTC

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