[Wikimedia-l] Visually impaired
gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Wed Jan 15 10:04:18 UTC 2014
What the ULS is.. the universal language selector is started with this
little round thingie next to the interwiki links. The fact that it is not
even known in this crowd is indicative how little this functionality is
known and how few people will find usability tools.
One thing we need to do is promote the use of usability tools... this
becomes easier when there are more of them
On 15 January 2014 10:34, Jon Davies <jon.davies at wikimedia.org.uk> wrote:
> How about starting with what a 'ULS' is? That would help :)
> On 15 January 2014 08:50, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com>
> > Hoi,
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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.
> > Thanks,
> > GerardM
> > On 15 January 2014 09:26, rupert THURNER <rupert.thurner at gmail.com>
> > > 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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