incrediBILL - 6:16 pm on Mar 25, 2013 (gmt 0)
Now any truly modern browser does zooming pretty well and that just makes everything bigger on the screen, including any graphic elements.
While that's mostly true I've run into issues with the dropdown lists for auto-fill form stuff still showing up in 10pt and not resized properly and other issues with select lists a time or two.
At this point I don't know if it was CSS issues, bugs in the browser, etc. as I didn't take time to investigate so it's not all a bed of roses as I can attest to from personal experience.
A bit off topic, but the dialog box to run Microsoft Magnifier is in 10pt type so you can't see to setup the damn thing in the first place. How stupid is that? You have to turn on the magnifier before you can see how to use the magnifier which is a real which came first, the chicken or egg problem at that point. The do NOT THINK about the people using this stuff and maintain the style guide of the software instead of making it actually function for someone needing to use it. Damned annoying.
Not to mention all the help files, documentation, and even the Windows Control Panel for accessibility isn't accessible until AFTER you've enabled which is idiotic. So basically if you need accessibility and don't happen to have a magnifying glass, someone to read it for you, or something else handy to read it in the first place you're pretty much screwed. I'm not quite that bad yet and if I stick my nose on the screen, it's a working distance issue, then I can barely make out the smaller print and managed to activate it all but I wasn't happy and some swearing was involved.
People just don't think.
When I was a software engineering manager I always put myself in the customer shoes, how would they use it, made our engineers do the same, we ate our own dog food which is why our products kicked the competitors butts. It's really that simple, try using the spp/website as others would on cells, tablets, desktops as both sighted, vision impaired and turn on the text to speech options and try it full blind and see what kind of experience you get and if you find yourself frustrated so will your visitors.