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Make the web interface more accessible #2195

bpj opened this issue Jul 3, 2019 · 3 comments

Make the web interface more accessible #2195

bpj opened this issue Jul 3, 2019 · 3 comments


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@bpj bpj commented Jul 3, 2019

Please don't override zoom in the web interface.

Is there any deep reason zooming is disabled in the web interface? It's not really very user friendly for people with bad eyesight using handhelds! Personally I just learned how to override it in Chrome but still... I'm certainly old school but I firmly believe in leaving the choice of such things as zoom, text size and font to the user or at least making it easily configurable (preferably in your user settings) since it's an accessibility issue. Myself I have very bad sight on one eye and have become increasingly oversighted rather than shortsighted on the remaining eye. A multi-disabled Perl hacker may be a rare thing but I'm probably not totally alone!

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@jgamble jgamble commented Jul 4, 2019

I just checked in Firefox, and using Cntrl-+ and Cntrl-- (control plus and control minus) worked just fine.

Are you only using Chrome, or did you test on other browsers?

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@haarg haarg commented Jul 4, 2019

The problem is specifically on mobile, where the viewport metadata prevents the browser from zooming in. I'm not sure why that was specified. It doesn't seem useful.

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@djzort djzort commented May 21, 2020

Accessibility might a great idea for a grant.

So i added it as a grant suggestion

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