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Seven Accessibility Mistakes (Part 2) (06 Feb 2006)
The more we hack around issues of bad user agents, the fewer users will be inclined to replace them with better ones. A Web site with reasonably sized text and no fixed font size can be resized by the visitor using the controls the browser comes with. If a browser’s controls are hidden in the browser basement behind a door that says “Beware of the Leopard,” then visitors who really need larger fonts are probably not using that browser or they have found other ways around the problem. If you really want to help people, explain how they can resize fonts in different browsers on your accessibility statement page. You have enough to worry about with your site; don’t try to better other people’s products on top of that. Browser design is a totally different can of worms.
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