Change Font Size by User (Accessibility)

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  • #14138
    Thomas Engeroff
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    Hi,

    for a customer (healthcare) we launches a website based on “Encounters”.

    Due to legal restrictions, the site be accessible for disabled persons.

    On the first step I looked for a plugin to make the fonts resizable be users. Unfortunately, none of the tools from the plugin-directory worked (e.g. .

    Can you give me advise how to solve this problem?

    Kind Regards
    Tom

    #18298
    Sushil Adhikari
    Moderator

    There’s only two ways that I know of which one is using a plugin, the other is that browsers of today have the ability to resize text in a page of any web site. For plugins, have you tried several but they don’t work? Have you tried this one: http://wordpress.org/plugins/font-resizer/

    Which plugins have you tried so far?

    I made a note to start creating themes with “Accessibility” capabilities (which many do not exist). One of the things I will do is change from px font sizes to em sizing which is relative.

    What I can probably do either today or tomorrow is update Encounters to use relative font sizes instead of px. This plugin http://wordpress.org/plugins/font-resizer/ worked for me when I did a preliminary test by changing the content to em sizes.

    #18299
    Thomas Engeroff
    Participant

    Hi,

    thank you for your answer. Yes, I tried the “Font-Resizer” and, No, it did not work. I tried other plugins, and most of them did not work, neither.

    When looking for other good solution I found the plugin “WP Accessability” (http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-accessibility/). I brings a lot features which are needed to increase the accessabilty of websites for disabled persons. With this plugin, resizing is possible.

    Unfortunately, this plugin in difficult to handle when you are not good in CSS (e.g. the div for the skiplink box has to be build in manually etc). On the other hand, the greyscale-modus is not working with Firefox.

    If you can update “Encounters” with relative font sizes: great!

    Thank you + Kind Regards from Germany
    Tom

    P.S. One Site with encounters (99% finished and life): http://www.seniorenstift-tirolerhof.de

    #14139
    Sushil Adhikari
    Moderator

    Thanks for the link to that site…looks great actually with that colour concept and the things you’ve modified. Anyway, I’ve been looking into “accessibility” and for all future themes, I plan to build that into them. I will spend some time doing updates to my existing themes to at least allow easier font sizing by the user. This also means dropping px value font sizes, which is why these plugins are not resizing fonts because they need to be relative like em or rem, but not pixels which are a fixed size.

    I also discovered that a lot of themes out there (almost all of them) are not classified as “accessibility” type themes and there is a need for these. So on that note, thanks for bringing this to my attention; I will start focusing on this.

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