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RE: [teitac-websoftware] Color

From: Sean Hayes <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 18:26:08 +0100
To: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
CC: "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7261AC2A5F73904CA41773C8F00813FF04ECA2C204@EA-EXMSG-C309.europe.corp.microsoft.com>

Well SC1.3.3. is ridiculous, what information is conveyed that doesn't rely on sensory components?
You can't read without sensing the size shape and location of letters. However that is an aside, as it is not the provision under discussion (SC 1.3.3 is not in 508)

Sean Hayes
Incubation Lab
Accessibility Business Unit
Microsoft


-----Original Message-----
From: Loretta Guarino Reid [mailto:lorettaguarino@google.com]
Sent: 21 August 2007 18:21
To: Sean Hayes
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: [teitac-websoftware] Color

Hmm. Looks like a clear violation of SC 1.3.3 ( Instructions provided
for understanding and operating content do not rely solely on sensory
characteristics of components such as shape, size, visual location,
orientation or sound. )

Loretta

On 8/21/07, Sean Hayes <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com> wrote:
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> Warning this entire message is to be ignored if presented in Blue text.
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> Under the proposed wording this message is legal; as it has no color
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> There is however a color coding going on here. So it is not the word
> 'difference' that is operational, bit the word 'information'.
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Received on Tuesday, 21 August 2007 17:26:25 GMT

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