Ignore colors on web pages (I dare ya)

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Ignore colors on web pages (I dare ya)

Postby Morzorak » 05/30/07, 2:54 pm

With more and more web pages using more and more special features, I find it increasely difficult to 'see' or 'read' many sites. I have some pretty crappy eyesight so I like my colors a little different. This accessibility option works great for me on most sites. There are those however which use transparent menus and other sorts of pains. No biggie to muddle through them, I just need to change this setting (uncheck) and I can handle looking at a page in its original colors for a while. Changing this setting is 6 or clicks of my life being sucked out of me everytime I have to change it. Sometimes this can be several times just on one site.

I want, scratch that, need a way that I can change this option quicker. I look to you all for some help or advice. I'm sure someone out there can find me (I've been looking) or create for me some means of doing this faster. A bookmarklet? A script? A specialized toolbar button? Anyone have any ideas or genius coding skills? :?:
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Postby bob » 05/30/07, 3:15 pm

Not sure if it's still true, but in Win 3.1, you could tell IE to ignore all page colors and fonts and to deliver them to you using your own default color and font settings.
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Postby bob » 05/30/07, 3:16 pm

Just looked -- In IE go to internet options, General, Colors.... I think that's what it does....
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Postby bob » 05/30/07, 3:18 pm

Well, after trying it out, it looks like it works only if the page doesn't have color and font settings of its own. Maybe there's something under accessibility options?

There is--under General, Accessibility -- you can cause the broswer to ignore fonts and colors, and use your own stylesheet if you want. This combined with the colors setting ought to do you in IE - dunno about Firefox
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Postby Morzorak » 05/30/07, 3:45 pm

Oh to get to the actual setting, you can:
Tools > Internet options > Accessibility button > un/check 'ignore colors specified on web pages' ...

Then you have to click Okay twice and you are done. That is the problem ... I'm looking for a faster way of being able to change it. Something like a button on a toolbar or some such. I don't want to have to go throught the multi click process all the time.
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Postby grogez » 05/30/07, 4:29 pm

Not sure if it's what you're looking for but you could try this 'accessibar' extension in Firefox :

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4242
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Postby SOD » 06/25/07, 4:53 pm

It is getting difficult to find accessible web pages

a few years ago the web was agog with dialog about

accessible web pages and standards. The web is, for

good or bad about high style and about the time the

dialog about web standards and accessible use of the

web was getting good fashion changed. Now we are are

into "user experience". Unfortunately honest dialog

about these things have faded away. Now you are at

the mercy of javascript (transparent menus) and colors

that work for sighted people but not for people who are

challanged.

It is a fashion trend.

You might try wiewing the web page without styles at

all. As was mentioned Firefox has a web developers tool

bar and Vision Australia has a add on that works well with everything but IE7.

This will have a mixed result as many sites do not

comply to standards.

Write Joe Clark, he is a militant when it comes to

accessible standards he should be able to help.

http://joeclark.org/

//sidenote: I like Joe he kicks ass and takes no

prisoners.

Using the web sould not be a frustrating tedious thing.

Only when we understand how important standards are

for accessibilty for sighted people and those with

challanges will it get better. We have a long ways to

go.
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