[duxhelp] Re: High Contrast (Large) problem

  • From: "Jack Maartman" <jmaartman@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 12:07:52 -0800

This is tremendously helpful.  The screen reader will derive it's
information from windows settings.  I could perhaps download a demo of a
screen magnifier with rudimentary speech acess, but I doubt it will
enlighten me about contrast, etc in DBT.

Jack
type siz

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2005 11:02 AM
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: High Contrast (Large) problem


> Jack,
>
> Accessiblity Options vary from release to release of Windows.  George uses
> XP.  In truth, "Accessibility Options," as George and I have been
> discussing, are nothing more than user-specified preferences for window
and
> text colors, and text font and size.  In other words, "Windows display
> settings" and "Accessibility Options," as we've been using the term, are
the
> same thing.  Applications are supposed to honor these preferences, but
there
> is no technical enforcement of that built into Windows.  Microsoft instead
> offers vendors who do honor these preferences (and conform to numerous
other
> guidelines) a "Designed for Windows" logo, which can aid in sales efforts.
>
> A screen reader can pick up what a user's "Accessibility Options" are set
to
> just as easily as any application can.  However, other than for
determining
> how it displays its own dialogs, menus, and so forth, I don't know that a
> screen reader would typically need to know what these settings are: it
> should be able to determine what an application is displaying regardless
of
> whether the applicaion follows a user's preferences for fonts and colors.
>
> Putting more pixels on screen makes things smaller.  The actual size that
a
> user will see on screen is directly proportional to the selected font size
> and inversely proportional to the pixels across or down the screen.
Often,
> users who put more pixels on screen select larger preferred fonts to
> compensate.
>
> - Peter
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On
> Behalf Of Jack Maartman
> Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2005 1:49 PM
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: High Contrast (Large) problem
>
> 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
> st
>
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