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Just the sidebar, please (2 posts)

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  1. jebswebs
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    Posted 1 year ago #

    Note that this only adjusts the font size of the content in the "sidebar" as defined by your WP theme. In my case, using Sylvia Eggar's "Accessible" - a refork of the Twenty Eleven theme, the sidebar consists of the actual right column sidebar as well as part of the header (the tag line) and the footer content. The body of the page - all of the blog entries are not affected by this widget. So, I am not sure if this is all that valuable.

    Let me end by proclaiming my two cents: I believe font re-sizing widgets of all types are misguided. Folks who need enlarged, "zoomed" text either know how to do this using the accessibility features built into their OS or already employ the use of special assistive technology to accomplish this. Often these add-on widgets get in the way and generally create bloated webpages.

    I'm temporarily using this app on my WP blog for experimental purposes, not as an endorsement of the app.

  2. Lorna Timbah
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the feedback, @jebwebs.

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/accessibility-widget-doesnt-work
    The support thread above might answer your problem concerning the widget not resizing the text as it should. It does require some knowledge of HTML/CSS in order to set the right tags for resizing.

    I purposely made it bare by just putting BODY as the default, as I believe users would want to selectively resize only certain parts of the site. I err on that.

    Adding my one cent to your two: I totally AGREE on your comment. It's so much easy to zoom the text with the built-in features of our computer/smartphones rather than bloat it with extra codes.
    Having said that, I develop this widget out of necessity on one of our government websites I maintain, because we'd get "extra points" for having accessibility options like this set in our website.

    Thanks for testing this out. Let me know if you have more feedback on this.

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