[Xerte] Adding CSS colour switcher

Alistair McNaught Alistair.McNaught at HEAcademy.ac.uk
Tue Jul 23 16:51:10 BST 2013

Hi all
>From the accessibility testing so far with screenreader users and my own playing around with the browser settings I'm very comfortable that the Xerte toolkits 2.0 is considerably more accessible than the previous Flash version however, I am often coming across practitioners who assume it is less accessible because the "in your face" accessibility options of the Flash output are not there any more. I am currently working on an accessibility statement which will help to address this problem of perception but in the meantime I wonder how easy it would be to build a colour and texts which are?

I'm not a CSS coder; in fact I'm not a coder at all, but I wonder how easy it would be to build an optional CSS plug-in that would allow people three different text sizes (100%, 200%, 400%) and maybe three additional colour schemes - inverted, yellow on black, black on light blue. It's possible quite a lot of people have the CSS skills to do this but would not necessarily know where to plug it into the appropriate file on their Toolkits installation.

Would this be a relatively straightforward thing to do or am I entering dangerous territory? :)


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