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RE: [teitac-websoftware] Color

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 11:51:36 -0500
To: 'Sean Hayes' <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-id: <006101c7e413$898cb500$a117a8c0@NC84301>
There is a lot of information that is transmitted using colored text.

 

We get the old words misread a lot to mean you can't use colored text.
(even if the color has no significance).  

 


Gregg
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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 

 

 


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From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Sean Hayes
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 11:39 AM
To: Gregg Vanderheiden; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: RE: [teitac-websoftware] Color

Reads a bit better, but I still see a problem in using 'difference'; after
all what information is conveyed by sameness in color?

 

My preferred wording, as I've suggested in WCAG, is to use color coding

 

1.4.1 Use of Color: Any
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/#informationbycolordef> information that is
conveyed by color coding is also simultaneously evident visually without the
color coding.

 

 

 

Sean Hayes
Incubation Lab
Accessibility Business Unit
Microsoft

 

From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Gregg Vanderheiden
Sent: 21 August 2007 17:19
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: FW: [teitac-websoftware] Color

 

>From TEITAC (508)  discussion.

 

I think Sailesh's edit is a good editorial one to make. 

 

 

CHANGE  "simultaneously visually evident",   TO   "simultaneously evident
visually"  

 

ALSO another related (non Sailesh) change  

 CHANGE  "conveyed by color differences"  TO    "conveyed by difference in
color" 

 

Does anyone think that is less clear or changes the meaning?

Here is the context. 

CURRENT WORDING

1.4.1 Use of Color: Any information
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/#informationbycolordef>  that is conveyed
by color differences is also simultaneously visually evident without the
color differences

 

PROPOSED NEW WORDING 

 

1.4.1 Use of Color: Any information
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/#informationbycolordef>  that is conveyed
by difference in color is also simultaneously evident visually without the
color difference.

 


Gregg
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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 


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From: teitac-websoftware-bounces@list.teitac.org
[mailto:teitac-websoftware-bounces@list.teitac.org] On Behalf Of Sailesh
Panchang
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2007 8:17 AM
To: 'TEITAC Web/Software Subcommittee'
Subject: Re: [teitac-websoftware] Color

 

"Difference in color"  between parts of content is the key. So I vote for
the WCAG2 statement and Greg's reasoning if I may.

That statement precisely conveys the evaluation criterion.  

In the WCAG2 statement  I suggest a small editorial change:

Instead of "simultaneously visually evident", I feel "simultaneously
evident visually" reads better without loss of meaning.

 

Sailesh Panchang
Senior Accessibility Engineer
Deque Systems Inc. (www.deque.com)
11130 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite #140,
Reston VA 20191
Phone: 703-225-0380 (ext 105)
E-mail: sailesh.panchang@deque.com
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