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Re: Are All Capital Letters accessible?

From: Léonie Watson <tink@tink.uk>
Date: Mon, 8 May 2017 16:15:15 +0100
To: Gregg C Vanderheiden <greggvan@umd.edu>, Mohsen Mahjoobnia <mm14kl@student.ocadu.ca>
Cc: IG - WAI Interest Group List list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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I'd also note that all caps is generally thought of as bad manners (it's 
the equivalent of shouting at someone), and it isn't good quality 
writing (it isn't the way we teach English speaking children to write 
good content for example).

Léonie
-- 
@LeonieWatson tink.uk Carpe diem

On 08/05/2017 15:53, Gregg C Vanderheiden wrote:
> I would look for quality research in a peer-reviewed journal for answers
> to this.
>
> But I do know that the outlines of words is one thing we use to decode
> them — and all caps do not have outlines.    But whether the larger
> letters of all caps offsets this — I would not guess.  I would look to
> research — and not just one paper.   You can find a paper proving just
> about anything - including the earth is flat.
>
>
> /g/
>
> Gregg C Vanderheiden
> greggvan@umd.edu <mailto:greggvan@umd.edu>
>
>
>
>
>> On May 8, 2017, at 9:46 AM, Mohsen Mahjoobnia <mm14kl@student.ocadu.ca
>> <mailto:mm14kl@student.ocadu.ca>> wrote:
>>
>> Hello and good day,
>>
>> I would appreciate a clarification on the topic of all capital
>> (titles, headings, and text).
>>
>> My understanding is that we should not use all caps!
>> But a colleague of mine has suggested the article below from a blog (I
>> don't know the author or the blog's credibility)  It’s a Myth That All
>> Capital Letters Are Inherently Harder to Read
>> <http://www.blog.theteamw.com/2009/12/23/100-things-you-should-know-about-people-19-its-a-myth-that-all-capital-letters-are-inherently-harder-to-read/>
>>
>> <
>> http://www.blog.theteamw.com/2009/12/23/100-things-you-should-know-about-people-19-its-a-myth-that-all-capital-letters-are-inherently-harder-to-read/
>> >
>>
>> PS. Personally as a x-graphic designer, i used to love using all caps,
>> until I was introduced to digital accessibility few years back. And
>> now (having glasses) I can see the difference and I can also relate.
>>
>> Thank you,
>> Cheers
>>
>> M
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