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Re: window.print ()

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 20:28:53 +0100
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
To: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Message-Id: <9FA9115A-8C8B-11D7-9BC1-0003939B5AD0@btinternet.com>
Thanks to everyone for all the comments,
did anyone include a link to a document that is meant to print to a 
particular format? we need to print certificates.
how about frames, these dont seem to print contents well generally.
dhtml, svg, etc there is plenty that is not well documented and bears 
on accessibility.
the map I see may be great, but not that useful on the monitor, 
similarly with a whole variety of info.

Note well: flash activities frequently include print buttons, and there 
is a very good reason.
The reason that CTRL-P or print using the browser is not appropriate is 
that our users have severe learning difficulties, so this would be the 
way to introduce them to the print graphic and its purpose. we do 
remove all buttons from the browser except say home, back and print, 
but none the less there purpose has to be introduced, similarly it may 
be necessary to have the button say 4 times larger than in the browser, 
until its exact form has been learnt. I for instance needed glasses 8 
years ago to read ~10pt japanese: あ 
it was explained to me that my eye sight was fine, but my brain could 
not recognise the fine detail whereas with words it does even at 6pt: 
here we go again


On Thursday, May 22, 2003, at 06:44 AM, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:

> Can anyone provide links to examples of the accessible use of 
> window.print ()
> problems may include, but are not limited to:
> Macs,
> buttons,
> disabling js/nojs/pre js1.2
> Any responses will be used to update:
> Client-side Scripting Techniques for Web Content Accessibility 
> Guidelines 2.0
> http://www.learningdifficulty.org/develop/script-techs.html
> I've been writing js for quite a few years now and never seen this in 
> vivo.
> recently we've been asked to create certificates so visitors and 
> teachers can track progress.
> thanks to Alixa for pointing this out, just in time as the saying 
> goes, last night I literally dreamt I had to sort this out.
> ps do we have guidelines or examples about printing? ie how to 
> reformat, or even just ensure that a page fits a given format.
> any resources or example links appreciated.
> Jonathan
> http://www.peepo.com

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