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Re: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 18:34:53 -0500
Message-ID: <36EAF61D.C2EEB93F@w3.org>
To: Warner ten Kate <tenkate@natlab.research.philips.com>
CC: Philipp Hoschka <ph@w3.org>, dd@w3.org, symm@w3.org, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Warner ten Kate wrote:
> 
> Ian Jacobs wrote:
> >
> > Warner ten Kate wrote:
> > >

> > > - checkpoint 4.1:
> > >   I agree with this one, but I like to mention that sometimes
> > >   color can enhance the message, but is acceptable when lost,
> > >   eg. upon printing (recall, that in such cases the device
> > >   can opt for other solutions to present the information).
> >
> > Please explain how you would change the wording of the checkpoint:
> >
> >    Ensure that all information conveyed with color is
> >    also available without color, for example from context or markup.
> 
> Yes, it is hard to find something better. What about:
> 
> - Ensure that all essential information....
>   [this is countered as bearing a subjective value]
> - ......coveyed with color other than enhancing the expressiveness
>   [not sure, this is proper english]

Now I understand better. I propose the following wording:

    4.1 Ensure that all information conveyed with color 
        is also available without color,
        for example from context or markup. [Priority 1] 

              When text has a purely decorative value 
              and conveys no information other than the color 
              itself, it is not necessary to provide that 
              information elsewhere. 

 - Ian


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