why using graphics mode for a11y?
hgs at dmu.ac.uk
Mon Jan 5 11:32:43 GMT 2009
On Sun, 28 Dec 2008, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:
> On 28/12/08 21:11, jonathon wrote:
> > The practical reality is that a11y requirements can be mutually
> > exclusive. What works for one set of a11y issues, need not, and often
> > actively hinders, a different set of a11y issues.
> Do you have a knockout example of accessibility requirements where the
> different needs could not be met by reconfiguration in a single browser?
> Opera is a good example of browser that attempts to cater towards the
> needs of a wide variety of different disabilities:
> * It has zoom and fit-to-width capabilities.
I've not found those.
> * You can set a minimum font size.
> * It comes bundled with a range of built-in alternate stylesheets,
> including high contrast layouts.
It does interact horribly with Windows XP high contrast mode
[alt-shift-printscreeen], which itself doesn't undo itself properly
when toggled: failing to restore the desktop background, for one thing
in XP and vista. I've reported the bug in Opera.
 When reading newsfeeds alternate lines get highlighted. Dropping
out of high contrast mode leaves opera with a black background, but when
in high contrast mode, not all sites get the backgrounds set correctly.
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