Default to a larger font size.

Many websites out there have very little regard for the disabilities that their customers face.  By our very nature, our customers or viewers have more disabilities that the average Joe Bloggs.

May I suggest that the default settings for any post be set to a largish font?  People tend to just use default rather than what’s most easy to read.  Black on white may not be the best colour either for some folk.

Anyway, just a suggestion.

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But Glenn, it is easy to enlarge the font of anything you are viewing on your own PC!  Not everyone by any means with this infection has eyesight problems: for a time I had loss of colour vision in my left eye but that is all.............Sarah 

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

I 2nd the idea. I hate having to adjust the font size everytime I type. This is small type size.

This is good font size. Let me set it once some place for every thing I type; both font size, font type, and style.

7th mo on CAPi. NACi 2400, doxyi 200mg, azith 250mwf, pulse met 500, chorella 1600

No, both of you, I totally disagree.  I presume you mean that all the site should be in a larger font size, even all the information given?  This would make the site look as though it was aimed at half-wits and would put a lot of people off.  It is easy enough to enlarge the type for reading or for writing if you need to..............................Sarah

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Guys, As this is somewhat my area of expertise I will say that resolving these issues can be done quite easly and for one I have done it on my devices!

As with O/N my sight can be to put it lightly "weird" at times I have enabled the larger font viewing tab on my iPhone and I have set my MacBook on 120% viewing. Also most if not all PC have a speech program on it so all you do is highlight the area of text and the computer with read it out for you... you even can pick the type of person reading it (-:

I will say using certain program platforms, making changes to certain things aren't as easy as "pressing a button"... and also sometimes making slight changes can cause other "issues" to appear.... My take on it is.... sort out your devices and pc and solider on.

I bought Dr. Terri Walhs book a couple of years back and that whole book is printed in "A LARGER FONT" and this is only my opinion but is makes me feel odd everytime I pick it up and as I said my sight can be funny!

Now I do know that it is printed this way as to help people with O/N to read it and that's ok for a book... but with technology as it is with computer systems and devices this hurdle can be easly overcome!

Also, correct me if I am wrong but isn't this site run on a voluntary basis and with no "real" funds to either host or make design changes to it? 

What I look for in this site is the information and support which is in abundence here and gets 110% from me and I really appreciate the time and effort Mack and others put into the upkeep of this site on their own time!

Only my opinion (-:

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The Greatest Risk of all is Not taking the Risk...

Noooo. My preference is to have a setting in the My Account area where one sets the 3 attributes for just himself. It would be an individual setting that everyone has, and that would default from a system value some place. 

7th mo on CAPi. NACi 2400, doxyi 200mg, azith 250mwf, pulse met 500, chorella 1600

I am partially sighted due to msi. Having everything enlarged is obviously good. I request everything in large print and get fed up of people thinking that means that I am thick. I prefer to correspond via email as I can enlarge it on screen. That said, this site has text size function so I have no probs.

Ps if anyone doesn't already know. If u press control on yr keyboard u can then scroll yr mouse to enlarge everything on screen.

I am partially sighted due to msi. Having everything enlarged is obviously good. I request everything in large print and get fed up of people thinking that means that I am thick. I prefer to correspond via email as I can enlarge it on screen. That said, this site has text size function so I have no probs.

Ps if anyone doesn't already know. If u press control on yr keyboard u can then scroll yr mouse to enlarge everything on screen.

Thank you Moggie: I must admit I didn't think clearly about that one but then, despite having had MSi I don't have eyesight problems. I guess that having a large font as standard would be convenient for some but to me it looks almost as irritating as something all in capitals or all bold shouting out at me.

Do you think we should ask Mac if this could be mentioned on the front page?...............Sarah 

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Thanks Sarah, that sounds good. I think a lot of msers get visual problems if only temporary. Mine hasn't improved yet but my fingers are crossed.

In Firefox, the command to "enlarge text" is control-plus.  (To shrink text, control-minus.)  Firefox remembers the setting on a per-website basis, so you only have to type it once (ever) for any website.  As Moggie mentioned, control-scroll-wheel-up and control-scroll-wheel-down also works.

Google Chrome uses the same keys as Firefox, as does Safari.

Firefox also has a "set minimum font size" option, which I've been using for quite a while since my monitors have been on the high-DPI side (and since too many websites are written by people who try to cram things in).  That works on all websites, so really should be the first thing that people with visual impairments should try.

In any case, this stuff is so easy to do on the client side that it's really not worth adjusting on the server.

By the way, Sarah, if Supaguy cared about not looking like a clown, he wouldn't use the "comic sans" font for all his posts.

Moggie's post is the perfect example of why I think the size/type at which we read should be user-initiated and not site-initiated.  While this particular bolded, larger type may be helpful to some, it bothers my eyes greatly.  If this is how the site looked, I would not be able to use it.

On my computer (and I think this may be Internet Explorer's format, not the computer's), all I have to do is choose the 'tool' icon, at the upper righthand corner and choose what percentage of 'zoom in' I'd like.

 The computer remembers the setting for that individual website forever (or until I change it again).  That way, small medical texts on one site will show larger for me, but all other sites will retain their original size.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Haha Norman, I guess he doesn't mind! Cool

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

You've got me looking up the origins of the name 'comic sans' now.  I get the lighthearted, comedic sense of it, but the 'sans' part has me researching.  Sans what?  Smile

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

So, cleaner, unfussy type.  Interesting.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Well, you can imagine what it might look like with the serifs!

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

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