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Re: Accessibility st AFB.org's AccessWorld

From: GF Mueden@ <Mueden@>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2012 08:11:47 -0400
Message-id: <5024FA83.1080509@verizon.net>
To: Chaals McCathieNevile <w3b@chaals.com>
Cc: 'WAI Interest Group' <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, Crista Earl <cearl@afb.net>, Lee Huffman <lhuffman@afb.net>, Aries Arditi <arditi@verizon.net>, rcole@jgb.org
Thank you, Chaas.  Close but no cigar.   The needs of those with limited 
visual fields
are not met by full screen width accessibility.    They need a narrow 
column.  That calls for pulling in the margins and having word wrap 
within those margins.  This can be done, is in wide use, but is it 
covered in the guidelines?


On 8/10/2012 6:25 AM, Chaals McCathieNevile wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Aug 2012 12:01:42 +0200, GF Mueden@ <gfmueden@verizon.net> 
> wrote:
>> Hi all.
>> The August issue of AccessWorld, reading the editorial, my old eyes 
>> were the width of the lines away from the screen.  I pulled in the 
>> margins to get a shorter line, but it truncated the lines.  It should 
>> have had word wrap for the benefit of those with limited visual field.
> How did you pull in themargins? Which browser were you using?
> I zoomed the text in Opera Next (I'm a poet, but it is hard to 
> realise) and the words got wrapped to maintain the layout - up to a 
> certain amount of zoom which I guess was more than 200%.
>>   Is this problem covered in the guidelines?  Where should AFB be 
>> looking?
> There are a couple of relevante requirements:
> 1.4.4 Resize text: Except for captions and images of text, text can be 
> resized without assistive technology up to 200 percent without loss of 
> content or functionality. (Level AA)
> and
> 1.4.8 Visual Presentation: For the visual presentation of blocks of 
> text, a mechanism is available to achieve the following: (Level AAA)
> [points 1-4 are not relevant]
>   5. Text can be resized without assistive technology up to 200
>      percent in a way that does not require the user to scroll
>      horizontally to read a line of text on a full-screen window.
> This is not exactly brilliant, but it does cover what you are asking for.
> cheers
> Chaals
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