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RE: When reviewing a site with CSS disabled, "sea of white" appears: is this a real accessibility issue?

From: Andy Keyworth <akeyworth@tbase.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 12:49:21 -0500
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Thank you; this is what I've been suspecting.

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-----Original Message-----
From: chaals@yandex-team.ru [mailto:chaals@yandex-team.ru] 
Sent: December-01-14 11:24 AM
To: Patrick H. Lauke; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: When reviewing a site with CSS disabled, "sea of white"
appears: is this a real accessibility issue?

Disabling CSS might be a proxy test for situations that are real - but it
may be a bad one. Situations you should consider are people using high
contrast modes, and people using a fair bit of magnification.

IMHO

cheers

01.12.2014, 19:17, "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>:
> On 01/12/2014 16:05, Andy Keyworth wrote:
>>  The only situation I can imagine this
>>  impacting is low-vision users who (by force of long habit, perhaps?)
>>  use a CSS-disabled view to read websites, and for whom these seas of
>>  white space would be challenging. But I don't know if there is any
>>  estimate on the number of real users this description fits.
>
> I'll put my neck on the line and say that, in my estimation, this 
> would be an edge case at best, so would not regard that as a problem.
>
> P
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