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RE: People with disabilities using mobile devices to interact with the Web

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2008 20:15:43 +0200
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To: "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>


At 20:12 4/06/2008, John Colby wrote:

>What's happened to the CSS "@media handheld" or the media handheld in
>the link declaration? Are these used?

Dave Shea (remember "CSS Zen Garden"?) wrote something about that in
March: <http://mezzoblue.com/archives/2008/03/18/mediatyping/>.

Best regards,


>John Colby
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
>Behalf Of Cindy Sue Causey
>Sent: 04 June 2008 18:47
>To: Shawn Henry
>Cc: WAI Interest Group
>Subject: Re: People with disabilities using mobile devices to interact
>with the Web
>On 6/3/08, Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org> wrote:
> >
> > Phill Jenkins wrote:
> >>         needing brighter hardware displays
> >>
> >> or do we consider the last on related to the content's ability to
> >> inherit the platform system's ability to switch fonts and contrast?
> >
> > Yes, this one is related specifically to Web content's default
> > ability to inherit system and/or browser contrast settings, and
> > providing contrast settings as part of the content features.
>This exchange brought to Mind a visual image on using smaller devices,
>really on *any* device large or small where this occurs as it has
>occurred on 17" screens: The more scrollbar paging all over the place
>because the design is [static] rather than, argh, sorry, (technical)
>words eluding me much today.. When a webpage doesn't automatically
>resize with a device's screen, the more inaccessible a webpage
>possibly *would become* for someone with a disability related to
>Cindy :)
>- :: -

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