Please: be aware some folks have very bad eyes

Discussion in 'ten-forward' started by FanJ, Jan 13, 2004.

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  1. FanJ

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    Hi all,

    Just a little cry from the heart.
    Please be aware that some people (and I am amongst them) have really bad eyes.
    It makes them impossible to read some coloured text in your postings.
    ::sigh::

    No offence meant to anyone !

    Thanks, Jan.
     
  2. Dan Perez

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    Thanks for speaking up Jan!

    We sometimes take too much for granted.

    Big hugs to you
     
  3. MikeBCda

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    Along the same lines, there are some who need all-caps because of visual or other perception problems. I run into this much more often in seniors' groups or groups for neurological disorders than I do here, but it's quite possible here too.

    Certainly question them about whether it's necessary -- but don't just take for granted they're "shouting" or otherwise ill-mannered.
     
  4. FanJ

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    Many thanks to you both Dan and MikeBCda ! :D

    MikeBCda,

    I understand what you're saying !
    It's a very good point !!! Thanks !!!
    My buddy Blaze for example has even more bad eyes than I have.
    He often posts in caps: I fully understand him and I have no problem at all with that.

    Cheers, Jan.
     
  5. Uguel707

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    Hi Jan!

    Well, I'm glad you mentioned it because sometimes I do change the colour of the fonts I use. :doubt: It didn't occur to me that some people may have problems reading them until now.

    Thank you for raising the issue! :)


    Uguel
     
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    Hi Jan - I got this website from a lady who teaches computers to visually impaired people and this is the software she uses - it is text to speech. You might be interested ...
    http://www.readplease.com/index.php

    Also, when in Internet Explorer, but you probably already know, that if you click on VIEW, then click on TEXT SIZE, you can use the largest size and it is quite large. Take care.
     
  8. snapdragin

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    Jan, the board's software is limited to basic colours, and some work ok on "white" backgrounds, but become impossible to read on "pale blue" backgrounds. i forget too, that some colours can blend so well together that the coloured text becomes impossible to read (even for me). And with us baby-boomers fast approaching that age where wearing glasses become an every-day thing - it sure is appreciated when we don't have to squint through them to read text.

    Too look through other's eyes, and to learn what colours not to use would help. Can you tell (show) us what text colours you can see without too much difficulty? If that is not imposing too much? i know pale colours like the pinks, yellows and greens on a blue background is not easy to read, and probably not on white backgrounds either. Maybe just the blues and reds if someone were to want to use a coloured text? :doubt:

    regards,

    snap
     
  9. Mr.Blaze

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    WELL ONLY THE BLUE AND RED SUCK FOR ME AND MAYBE LIGHT GREENISH

    As for cap button half the time it my one fingher i type with it get stuck lol

    plus i have to constantly look at keybord

    color text only bugs me if its an entire important must read post lol

    if it just a sig or a reply in a huge thread no bigy

    to his her owen
     
  10. FanJ

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    Hi Dan, Mike, Uguel, John, Peaches, Patty, Blaze,

    Hugs for you all :-*
    Thanks for your understanding, replies and suggestions !

    I have to admit that yesterday I let my frustration with my eye-problems carry me away.....
    It was all suddenly too much.
    It's so frustrating when you cannot get anything sharp.
    (I can only hope that a surgery will improve things; but that could well take another half year or so.)
    I know that other people have far more and greater problems !
    Special thanks again to Mike !

    I've tried a few things in the IE-settings (IE 5.5 sp2) but it doesn't change much to read postings at the board.

    This is Ten-forward: please use here as always all the nice things (colors, etc.) !!! ;)

    It was more in other parts of the forum (for example in logs etc.) that it is more a problem: there you need to read carefully what has been written. Some red text on a blue background for example is a problem; then there is not enough contrast. But Jooske gave also some tips for that.

    Warm regards, Jan.
     
  11. Mr.Blaze

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    i know exactly where your comeing from its extreamly frustrating

    i hate my eye problems to

    im only 27 but i had this diseass in my eyes since i was born didnt even know it till 5 or 6 years algo

    when you born with this you just assume you see like every one else

    till something major happens really blows
     
  12. MikeBCda

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    You're quite welcome, Jan. :) While I don't have vision problems myself (yet, knock wood), because of my head injury I "hang out" at a number of online groups for that and related problems.

    And my favorite games site is Pogo, where I usually stick to the over-50 rooms (I'm pushing 60). It's quite common to see someone there using caps in chat, and it's standard courtesy to ask them if they'd like the rest of us to use caps too, or if (and it does sometimes happen) their caps-lock is on by accident.

    Best,
    Mike
     
  13. Primrose

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    You can get frustrated all you like around us..and we never take offense..hugs to ya any old time. ;) just happy you are trying your best and you are with us all the time in heart and mind.
     
  14. Mr.Blaze

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    what are short cut keys to adjust the font size

    i remeber it was two keys and my mouse wheel?

    any clues cause i forgot
     
  15. Primrose

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    hold down the CTRL and move da wheel :)
     
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    :Dthx there we go much better much aprechiated
     
  17. Mr.Blaze

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    :Dthis kick but no more puting my face up to the monitor lol so now people dont think im trying to get fresh with my pc lol
     
  18. Primrose

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    Good idea since you never know when something will jump out at you with a big sloppy kiss and make you mad. :eek:



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    Big thanks to you Subratam and John ! :D
     
  21. FanJ

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    Dear John,

    I wanted to give you my special thanks !!!!!
    Your words mean a lot to me; I am going to print them.

    I have known you for quite some time on several boards.
    Your caring for other people is well known and highly appreciated !

    Big hugs John !!!!!

    Warm regards from your friend, Jan.
     
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