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Re: Final Draft New 508 Rules, and fail cases for 1.3

From: Wayne Dick <waynedick@knowbility.org>
Date: Tue, 26 May 2015 16:12:10 -0700
Message-ID: <CAC9gL776raKho44K32w=0cQPOHVJxguBSDk0hTfj41O85bWQLg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>, WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear Phil,
You miss the point. Jaws, ZoomText, NVDA, Magic and Luna do not use the
profoundly flexible rendering capability of IE, Firefox, Chrome , Safari or
the PDF Reader.  I saw some new stuff at CSUN that really used the web data
structures well, but not really using the visual rendering technology of
the mainstream user agents. Maybe I am wrong. I do not mean this
sarcastically. I was not aware that ZoomText and Magic could give me my
exact presentation profile or that I could view web pages with no
horizontal scrolling using ZoomText, Magic or Luna. I have never been able
to get any thing but a zoom that required horizontal scrolling. Also, i
never could get the colors and fonts that prevented fatigue.  If I can get
that with say 400%-600% enlargement I am thrilled.  Here is my main profile
(text, color, line length profile). I have left out special styles for
headings, form elements, links, lists and tables. Lets just look at the
case of the basic stuff.

font-family: APHont, Verdana, Tahoma,  sans-serif;
font-size: 40pt;
line-height: 1.33;
letter-spacing: 0.03em;
word-spacing: 0.07em;
color: #000000;
background-color: #E1DDD7;
background-image: none;
max-width: 30em;
min-width: 15em;
Style Specification (*)

Assume this is for the body and other elements inherit. How do I obtain
that using ZoomText , Magic or Luna with the natural word wrapping that
every other user gets using Firefox, Chrome, IE or Safari? Can I get the
flawless enlargement of scalable fonts? If you can show me how to do that
I'll withdraw all my comments. If you cannot, then we are talking about
what was identified in Brown vs. Board of Education, separate and inferior.

Phill this comes across sounding sarcastic, I am sorry.  I don't mean it to
be.  I just cannot do that stuff with any screen magnifiers. Can you? Can
anybody on the list do it.

-Use a commercial screen magnifier to give the specification (*) above
-This process must work for WCAG 2.0 conformant web page
-The resultant view must be operable
-The view requires horizontal scrolling.

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