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Re: User style sheets was: pt vs px for font sizes

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 16:24:10 -0400 (EDT)
To: Matt May <mcmay@w3.org>
cc: "'W3C-WAI-IG List'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>, Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0209101622340.31976-100000@smarty.smart.net>

On Tue, 10 Sep 2002, Matt May wrote:

when I go to the site it tells me "this ONLY works with Microsoft Internet
explorer, please go to this site and download IE", and there is a link to

WHAT THE HECK, you guys got a grant from them or they paying you to force
everyone to use IE???????


> On Tuesday, September 10, 2002, at 03:19 AM, Charles McCathieNevile 
> wrote:
> > 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:
> http://nide.snow.utoronto.ca/CSS/CSSindex.html
> 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 
> them.
> 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 
> (WAI)
> World Wide Web Consortium (W3C/MIT) http://www.w3.org/WAI/
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