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Re: Feedback

From: Mark Barratt <markb@textmatters.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:09:12 +0000
Cc: Oscar Cao <oscar.cao@live.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <8D5011DD-4375-47DC-A5CB-80072B6533D4@textmatters.com>
To: Olaf Drümmer <olaf@druemmer.com>

> On 21 Nov 2014, at 12:57, Olaf Drümmer <olaf@druemmer.com> wrote:
> 
> - all uppercase is more difficult to read than mixed case, and is a barrier for all; all uppercase is used for navigation entries, news headings, visuals in the slider, and a couple of other places
> 


The evidence is that while all-uppercase is dramatically harder to read for continuous text (sentences, paragraphs), it’s not measurably harder to read for labels of one or two words - indeed, it’s often a better solution for things like navigation menus because for a given size the letters are larger and will render more distinctly in a lo-res graphic environment. IBM (of all people) did the research to validate this in the last ‘50s, when the issue was labelling of instrumentation in fast jets.

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