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#44621 assigned enhancement

Privacy Policy Guide: Improve the readability of the suggested text

Reported by: birgire Owned by: idea15
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.9.6
Component: Privacy Keywords: has-screenshots needs-patch
Focuses: accessibility Cc:

Description (last modified by birgire)

The suggested text in the Privacy Policy Guide is in italic.

There's some discussion about italics on the web here:

https://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/62742/are-italics-on-the-web-bad-for-accessibility

where we e.g. have a link to the WCAG20 guideline regarding readability:

Avoiding chunks of italic text

I wonder if we can find another format/style to improve readability?

The Privacy Policy Guide is located here:

wp-admin/tools.php?wp-privacy-policy-guide=1

Attachments (6)

current-suggested-text-format.jpg (86.3 KB) - added by birgire 14 months ago.
Current "Suggested text" format
suggested-text-format-v1.jpg (91.5 KB) - added by birgire 14 months ago.
v1
suggested-text-format-v2.jpg (88.1 KB) - added by birgire 14 months ago.
v2
suggested-text-format-v3.jpg (87.7 KB) - added by birgire 14 months ago.
v3
Screen Shot 2019-03-21 at 9.43.12 PM.png (243.0 KB) - added by garrett-eclipse 6 months ago.
Suggesting increased font size on the intro copy to give it better distinction from the suggested text
44621.diff (539 bytes) - added by sabernhardt 2 months ago.

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Change History (24)

@birgire
14 months ago

Current "Suggested text" format

#1 @birgire
14 months ago

I posted some ideas here above (v1, v2, v3) as a starting point, just to see how it compares to the current one.

Last edited 14 months ago by birgire (previous) (diff)

#2 @birgire
14 months ago

  • Description modified (diff)

#3 @SergeyBiryukov
14 months ago

  • Version changed from 4.6 to 4.9.6

#4 @jepperask
14 months ago

Personally I prefer v1 and v2. Combining all of them also works, but it is approaching a kind of blockquoteish styling:

http://i.imgur.com/gEg8ukl.png

#5 @SergeyBiryukov
14 months ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 4.9.9

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-privacy by desrosj. View the logs.


14 months ago

#7 @desrosj
14 months ago

  • Keywords ui-feedback added

I like @jepperask's suggestion. I am marking for some ui-feedback to make sure that this get's the proper attention.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-privacy by desrosj. View the logs.


13 months ago

#9 @idea15
12 months ago

  • Owner set to idea15
  • Status changed from new to assigned

#10 @karmatosed
12 months ago

I would suggest the indent. I am not sure using a quote style or adding a background color helps. Do we have prior examples you are basing this on? I do agree to not have italic, so it's 'what' is the best here.

#11 @afercia
12 months ago

I'd agree italic shouldn't be used for big blocks of text.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #accessibility by afercia. View the logs.


12 months ago

#13 @jameskockelbergh
12 months ago

Italic readability would improve if the typography size was larger.

#14 @pento
11 months ago

  • Milestone changed from 4.9.9 to Future Release

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-privacy by webdevlaw. View the logs.


11 months ago

#16 @garrett-eclipse
8 months ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added

@garrett-eclipse
6 months ago

Suggesting increased font size on the intro copy to give it better distinction from the suggested text

#17 @garrett-eclipse
6 months ago

  • Keywords ui-feedback removed

I agree with @karmatosed and @afercia about avoiding italics and introducing the indent. And supplied an existing example of increasing the font size of the intro as @jameskockelbergh suggested which I agree gives it a better distinction.

@sabernhardt
2 months ago

#18 @sabernhardt
2 months ago

Since we seem to be in agreement about replacing the italicized style with indentation, I submitted a small patch to the stylesheet to achieve the layout shown in v3 (for both left-to-right and right-to-left directions).

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