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vision impaired visitors (7 posts)

  1. ml kay
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    How can I make an alternate large text only version of my site for vision impaired visitors that I can also apply a little css to so it still has a nice look, but will work well with screen readers? My site works with Safari (V.4 beta) and FireFox (V.3.0.10) Zooming, but I'd like to be more proactive.

  2. asechrest
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You could try a plugin that changes the text size. There's 3 or so on that first search page.

    I don't know how well these plugins work, and the font size defined in your stylesheet probably has to be relative, too. (E.g. 1.2em)

  3. ml kay
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thank you. I appreciate your effort. Changing the size of the text on my site is not really my issue. I would like my visitors to be able to call up an alternate, no frills, theme using the same wp data without having to have a do a second wp installation and manually duplicating data. Browser zooming works fine, but that can then require a lot of scrolling - up and down, left to right, right to left. That gets tiring.

    I guess what I'm really asking is:

    How can I have two themes using the same data? And, how can I make it possible for visitors to switch between themes?

    You can see our site here: http://shortpoem.org/

  4. asechrest
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Well, it's certainly possible. The MobilePress plugin calls up a simple theme for mobile users of a site using the same data.

    But off the top of my head I don't know of a similar plugin for what you're requesting.

    I guess you could get part of the way there with some heavy code adjustments by creating a separate stylesheet and using a conditional to call up the correct sylesheets based on a user setting. But then you're not really switching themes, you're just switching to a new stylesheet within that theme.

    Sorry, don't have a great solution for you.

    P.S. - Adjusting relative font sizes is a lot better for reading simple text content than browser zooming because the font size (usually) increases within the content div and dynamically resizes it without creating scrollbars, though YMMV depending on your setup.

  5. ml kay
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks, maybe I can deconstruct the MobilePress and (I think) WPTouch plugins and see if I can figure out how they do it.

  6. j_man
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi!

    I'm interested in this as well, how did it work out ml? Any tips? Anyone else got any suggestions?

    J.

  7. xdesi
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Don't forget that as the OP suggested people can usually zoom in using their browser, in order to make their text larger (e.g try press CTRL and + on this page to zoom in)

    However some sites do implement different a sort of toolbar where you can select from different font-sizes say, the main practice behind this is using some JavaScript so that when a different font-size is clicked it updates the stylesheet or loads another stylesheet to change the size..

    This wouldn't work for non-JS users however. Another way for non-JS would be to use some PHP to get the font-size from a form when the user selects the size, but this would require a page reload.

    That's the basic practice behind it, if you wanted to code it yourself.

    Not sure if any plugins do something like this i'm sure there will be one out there!

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