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Re: Allowing font size changes

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2016 14:46:19 +0000
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5699063B.4040307@splintered.co.uk>
But as ever, it comes down to whose responsibility it is? Should it be 
the content authors, or the device/OS/browser manufacturers?

P

On 15/01/2016 14:40, ALAN SMITH wrote:
> Heather,
>
> I agree.
>
> Imaging having to set the volume on our devices in a settings somewhere
> and constantly return to that setting after we find out it is not enough
> or too much and not having the immediate feedback afforded by volume
> buttons or onscreen controls.
>
> Same should be provided for fonts.
>
> After all, the text on the web page or app is the main mode of
> communication or human computer interaction.
>
> It is why we use these devices anyway: to be able to read the text being
> used.
>
> The world population that needs this is so big.
>
> Regards,
>
> Alan
>
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>
> *From: *Durham, Heather <mailto:heather.durham@pearson.com>
> *Sent: *Friday, January 15, 2016 9:25 AM
> *To: *howard_leicester@btconnect.com <mailto:howard_leicester@btconnect.com>
> *Cc: *Patrick H. Lauke <mailto:redux@splintered.co.uk>;
> w3c-wai-ig@w3.org <mailto:w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> *Subject: *Re: Allowing font size changes
>
> 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 <mailto: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
>     <mailto:redux@splintered.co.uk>]
>     Sent: 14 January 2016 01:23
>     To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org <mailto: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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