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Re: [mediaqueries] light-level

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2016 20:24:18 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCdRtkK-_PzYhOWiEr1rUtgWNGbbZH9RhV1JzOMCLy5Tw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 7:39 PM, Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net> wrote:
>> On Feb 10, 2016, at 10:14, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
>> We don't generally care about groups which need *less* a11y help, so
>> "reducing contrast" isn't really a use-case in the first place. ^_^
>
> Actually it is. Not for people with low vision, but for people with
> certain forms of dyslexia, high contrast can make the text appear
> to be shining/sparkling/dancing, or just generally compound the
> difficulty of differentiating certain letter shapes (p vs q) and
> make things hard to read.
>
>> On the other hand, increasing contrast for "light-level: washed" is a
>> good idea, *and* it can help with a11y that wants high-contrast.  (It
>> also generally means going with dark-on-light, which is better for
>> low-sighted users too.)
>
> Luckily, this works in the other direction as well. The type of corrections
> that people tend to apply in response to "light-level: dim" also correlate
> well with the type of adjustment people with dyslexia favor:
> * reducing contrast
> * reducing blue light and going for a sepia / warm colors
> * light-on-dark

Good points!

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 10 February 2016 04:25:05 UTC

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