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RE: More on not using Screen Magnification as an example

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:16:45 -0500
To: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>, WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: Wayne Dick <waynedick@knowbility.org>
Message-ID: <OF7722F00F.4289D552-ON86257E31.00685ABD-86257E31.0069E919@us.ibm.com>
Jonathan makes several key critical points (e.g. focus tracking, label 
relationships) about the difference between screen magnification and 
screen magnifiers assistive technologies. 

Magnification is only one simple component of an AT screen magnifier like 
ZoomText with Speech (1) and MAGic (2)

Perhaps there isn't a clear understanding between the difference in terms 
such as: 
        browser zoom, 
        platform zoom, 
        hardware screen magnification, 
        and advanced capabilities and features 
of assistive technology (AT) screen magnifiers. 

Remember too that the web developer / author is only responsible for half 
of the solution, the platform +  browser + AT + end user settings are the 
other half. 
See http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/components.php

1. http://www.aisquared.com/zoomtext/more/zoomtext_magnifier_reader/
2. http://www.freedomscientific.com/Products/LowVision/MAGic
Phill Jenkins, 
IBM Accessibility
Received on Friday, 24 April 2015 19:17:18 UTC

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