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Re: Allowing font size changes

From: Durham, Heather <heather.durham@pearson.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2016 07:49:44 -0700
Message-ID: <CAOtaF1mnBT91Gj8TYt2Oxc_51DunrmLfC-PSW_X2SBrgCLuC1Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
Cc: Michiel Bijl <michiel@agosto.nl>, "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Zooming can be suppressed, though. So, you can prevent someone from
zooming, but you can still resize the text.

Regards,
Heather

On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 7:41 AM, Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
wrote:

> Ø  I skimmed 1.4, but that doesn’t seem to say whether text should be
> scaled independently from he layout. In other words, is page zoom equal to
> text scaling?
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> Page zoom (if not blocked or disrupted by the author) can be used to me SC
> 1.4.4 resize of text.  People may disagree on this – but this is current
> the case through sufficient techniques that were created by the WCAG
> working group.
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> *From:* Durham, Heather [mailto:heather.durham@pearson.com]
> *Sent:* Friday, January 15, 2016 9:30 AM
> *To:* Michiel Bijl
> *Cc:* Patrick H. Lauke; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> *Subject:* Re: Allowing font size changes
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> Page zoom is different from font size change.
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> On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 5:23 AM, Michiel Bijl <michiel@agosto.nl> wrote:
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> > If you think it's the web content author's job to patch up
> hidden/insufficient functionality of browsers on tablets/smartphones, then
> sure, adding a custom in-page tool for text resizing is the way to go.
> Personally, I tend to think it's the responsibility of UA developers to
> provide functionality like that to their users (e.g.
> https://www.w3.org/TR/UAAG20/#g-1-4)
>
> I agree that this should be a UA thing. I’m merely asking if such a
> functionality is available in tablets, smartphones, etc. For example, iOS
> offers a Text Size option under Display settings in settings.app, but that
> doesn’t translate to web content. I’m not familiar with any option on any
> mobile platform that offers such a functionality (text size for web
> content).
>
> I skimmed 1.4, but that doesn’t seem to say whether text should be scaled
> independently from he layout. In other words, is page zoom equal to text
> scaling?
>
> —Michiel
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