[Vit-discuss] CSS mods: low vision, a first step (patch) (fwd)

Michel Martens blaumag at gmail.com
Tue Nov 28 09:12:37 EST 2006

On 11/27/06, Hugh Sasse <hgs at dmu.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Nov 2006, John W. Long wrote:
> > Hugh Sasse wrote:
> > > I submitted this patch 2 months ago.  In case it has been completely
> > > forgotten I'm submitting it in full again.  I'm doing this because
> > > I've seen no changes along these lines on the website.
> >
> > Hugh, I'm looking at your style sheets now. From what I can tell you've
> > basically increased the font-size on a couple of elements and changed
> > the links in the sidebar to bright blue. Were there other changes?
> Yes, I've changed the search box so its border is thicker, so it is
> clearly visible.  I've also made the footnote text which is pale grey
> into a darker colour so it is more legible.   I have tried to maintain
> the "house style" as far as possible.
> >
> > Have you considered how the site appears to people who are color blind?
> At the moment I have only addressed the problems for those with low acuity,
> who will need better contrast and bigger text.  This is an area more
> familiar to me than the other areas that need addressing.  Once there
> is one alternate stylesheet, and the mechanism established for others,
> I'm sure you'll get contributions for other matters.  Those that I can
> foresee include:
>   * As you say colourblindness.  There is red/green and blue/yellow
>     prinicipally, but I think there are people who see in black and white
>     only.

Just in case it helps:  I'm color blind, and so far I had no problems
with the website.


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