[duxhelp] Re: High Contrast (Large) problem

  • From: "Jack Maartman" <jmaartman@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 10:48:53 -0800

Hi Peter:

What do accessibility options mean here,? do they refer to the necessity to
display material in larger print sizes.  Would a screen reader pick this up?
how do windows display settings effect this?  The highest is 10xx by xxxx
you know the one I mean, and if so, how does a higher number of pixels on
the screen effect the appearance?  I am still using Windows 98, so it will
be interesting to find out, whether this all works appropriately under this
OS.

Jack
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2005 9:24 AM
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: High Contrast (Large) problem


> George,
>
> This was mean of me: I knew the answer before I asked the question.
>
> Your system is not buggy.  The weakness, in my mind, is too spread
> throughout different pieces of software to place the blame in any one
place.
>
> I'm not sure whether an application is really supposed to use the
> Accessibility Options font settings for non-scrollable windows (e.g. most
> dialogs).  Certainly, an application should use the color settings, but
the
> font settings are perhaps supposed to be off-limits.  If so, then Word
(and
> most applications) follow this guideline, whereas DBT (in an effort to do
> more) is breaking down sometimes by not following the guideline.
>
> But the guidline, if there even is one, might specify, for example, that
one
> should automatically add a scrollbar to the dialog.  I've seen relatively
> few applications that do this; Word is not among them.
>
> Knowing exactly what we're supposed to do would be a good research
question,
> or a good question for MS ATG.  I've been too lazy to date to seek an
> answer, because until today, nobody had complained.
>
> - Peter
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2005 12:26 PM
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: High Contrast (Large) problem
>
> Peter,
>
> I've tried to find out, but for some reason or another, perhaps just on my
> system, dialogs in Word (e.g. Print) do not scale up as I expected then
to.
>
> Is my system buggy, or is this a weakness in the Accessibility Option?
>
> George.
>
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