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Re: Allowing font size changes

From: Durham, Heather <heather.durham@pearson.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2016 07:15:20 -0700
Message-ID: <CAOtaF1=Fwujq0dnP=Hus68WrtVer5_S=9gGG+H9SpHAi24YHHw@mail.gmail.com>
To: howard_leicester@btconnect.com
Cc: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
What will be the plan for the app? Will it be widely used on mobile
devices? In mobile devices you can increase the font size, but it's not as
convenient as in a web page. On mobile devices you need to go to the
settings app and you can't see how the font size looks live as you adjust
it. For people who have difficulty navigating, it could be a real
convenience to tap a button to increase the font size right there in the
app their using.

This could also be a nice feature for other uses, such as those with
autism. I attended an autism conference in the summer and this was
something that was widely discussed. The convenience of reducing the number
of steps to accomplish something.

Thanks,
Heather

On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 3:22 PM, Howard Leicester <
howard_leicester@btconnect.com> wrote:

> Hi P et al,
>
> Do things really have to be so detailed and difficult?
>
> May be there's some more fundamentally wrong in our approach?
>
> No criticism, just a view!
>
> VV best,
> Howard (Leicester, UK).
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Patrick H. Lauke [mailto:redux@splintered.co.uk]
> Sent: 14 January 2016 01:23
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Allowing font size changes
>
> On 14/01/2016 00:52, Oscar Cao wrote:
> > I want to get what everyone's views are on the importance of having
> > custom font size buttons for a website. You know those 3 icon buttons:
> > smaller, medium, and larger.
>
> Very low from my point of view. It's functionality built into the
> browser already, so provided a site's CSS is made correctly, these
> in-page controls would be redundant.
>
> There is an argument that users simply don't know that they can resize
> text/content using the browser controls - but this is more of a user
> education issue that should not have to be the responsibility of content
> authors. (same for in-page/custom controls to switch to high contrast
> mode or similar)
>
> P
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