[Wikimedia-l] Visually impaired

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Wed Jan 15 08:50:43 UTC 2014

One obvious point to start is the functionality of the ULS. It already
serves one function for people who have a handicap with their perception.
It has the OpenDyslexic font for people with dyslexia. There are multiple
ways functionality can be provided who have a visual handicap. The size of
the characters can be increased, the colour scheme can be changed (some
people only see yellow on white..)

If there is one thing wrong with the ULS, it is not in the functionality
but by the utter lack of visibility. ULS is a major component of MediaWiki
and it is not given prominence, Truly how are people going to find
OpenDyslexic... (we are talking about 7 to 10% of a population)...

Work is done to get more support for webfonts on mobile phones.. It is
being developed.

On 15 January 2014 09:26, rupert THURNER <rupert.thurner at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi, would anybody of you have some starting points concerning wikipedia for
> visually impaired persons, both computer and mobile devices?
> Rupert
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