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WGAC 2.0 Feedback

From: Geof Collis <gcollis@nexicom.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 11:38:37 -0500
Message-Id: <6.0.3.0.0.20041115113353.01d24a68@nexicom.net>
To: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org

Dear WGAC 2.0

I realize this is late, but I just got around to reading and looking at the 
Guidelines and have some questions regarding 1.0 and if they are addressed 
in 2.0

Guideline   2.2 in WGAC 1.0 states

Ensure that foreground and background color combinations provide sufficient 
contrast when viewed by someone having color deficits or when viewed on a 
black and white screen. [Priority 2 for images, Priority 3 for text].

As someone who has Retinitis Pigmentosa, I prefer yellow/white text on a 
dark background, but many sites do not address this and present black text 
on a white background, more often than not, with no  other options.  If 
I've read the guideline correctly, then my concerns are a Priority 3 issue, 
but  it is my opinion that text contrast should be more of a priority than 
graphics, as many designers do not try to achieve Priority 3. Is Criteria 
1.4 of WGAC 2.0 trying to address this?

Also, it is my opinion that using Alt tags for graphics, should be a 
Priority 2, or 3  as I've run into too many companies/businesses that think 
just because they have alt tags on their images that their site 
is  accessible. And they don't have to do anything more to achieve true 
accessibility.

Thank you for listening

Regards

Geof Collis



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