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RE: Allowing font size changes

From: ALAN SMITH <alands289@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:09:53 -0500
Message-ID: <56990bc1.4386810a.5aa8c.ffffd53c@mx.google.com>
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Interestingly enough we have another good example.
Devices have volume controls.
Most video player apps have it as well.
Why?
Both have taken responsibility.
Also, many mobile apps and web pages by people with perhaps foresight or concern or empathy do have the font text controls easily accessible for people to dynamically resize text and see what it looks like.

Regards,
Alan

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From: Patrick H. Lauke
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2016 9:52 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Allowing font size changes

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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