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Re: [PROPOSAL] Checkpoint 4.1Configure text size.

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 11:14:05 -0500
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To: "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>
Cc: Tantek Celik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Response in JRG:

Ian said:
>So, a UA could conform by only supporting the largest font (which I
>think that they would do in practice). I think that supporting only one
>large font would lead to poor usability. Some variation is required so
>users can balance size requirements with the desire to optimize how much
>data the user can view. I am uncomfortable saying that one big font
>the accessibility (and usability) requirements of users with low vision.

JRG: I guess it comes down to whether the working group trusts developers 
to pick an usable lower limit or the user agent guidelines requiring a 
lower limit in many cases that is clearly not usable by anyone (e.g. 1 
point).  I really don't think any user agent developer who wants people to 
use their technology would hardwire the largest size font size for a 
particular font family.

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
College of Applied Life Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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