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Re: Text color, G148 1.4.3 & 1.4.6

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 14:27:44 -0700
Message-ID: <824e742c0908281427u16e68899p41ba1b27532c9285@mail.gmail.com>
To: N Maffeo <maffeonjr@yahoo.com>
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org, gv@trace.wisc.edu
On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 4:56 PM, N Maffeo<maffeonjr@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Is the intent of this G148
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20081211/G148 used to evaluate
> the paragraph, link color, heading color, or all?
>
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Response from the Working Group
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G148 is intended to deal with *all* text information that is presented
visually including those you mention. Some people who have vision
disabilities set their user agent to override certain colors that they
have trouble seeing. This technique will help avoid a situation where
the user agent and web site conflict with each other over the
foreground and/or background colors resulting in the same color for
text and background which would make it invisible for user who set
their own colors in their browser or Assistive Technology.

Loretta Guarino Reid, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Gregg Vanderheiden, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Michael Cooper, WCAG WG Staff Contact


On behalf of the WCAG Working Group
Received on Friday, 28 August 2009 21:28:28 UTC

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