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What about non-visually evident?

From: WCAG 2.0 Comment Form <nobody@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 21:15:47 +0000 (UTC)
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Name: Jared Smith
Email: jared@webaim.org
Affiliation: WebAIM
Document: W2
Item Number: Success Criterion 1.4.1
Part of Item: 
Comment Type: technical
Summary of Issue: What about non-visually evident?
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
SC 1.4.1 addresses visual identification of content without relying on color alone. This ignores and there is no other criteria that addresses the fact that color and other stylistic differences are inaccessible to non-visual users.

Color, italics, bold, font size, font face, etc. can be used to convey information. These are all potentially inaccessible to screen reader users, braille outputs, the deaf-blind, those using technologies that don’t support these visual styles (such as many cell phones), or those that override or disable visual styles. This audience is potentially larger than the audience for which color alone may render visual content inaccessible.

Proposed Change:
Add a success criteria: \"Information conveyed through color or visually stylistic differences is also available without color or the visually stylistic differences.\"
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