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Re: [teitac-websoftware] Color

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 10:37:02 -0700
Message-ID: <824e742c0708211037p5894798o9f27f8ffbd5204b@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Sean Hayes" <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com>
Cc: "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Sorry, I thought this was a WCAG discussion rather than a teitac
discussion (although harmonization issues make this distinction less
clearcut.)

SC 1.3.3 only applies to instructions, not to all information. It may
be possible to contrive a different example where the color dependency
is not in the instructions.

Loretta

On 8/21/07, Sean Hayes <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com> wrote:
> 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
> > differences (except for the obvious requirement that to have a color
> > contrast there must be a difference between foreground and background).
> > 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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> > (NB for those of you unable to see it, this message is encoded in a single
> > color, but I'm not going to tell you which one as that would spoil the point
> > of the exercise ).
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> > Sean Hayes
> >  Incubation Lab
> >  Accessibility Business Unit
> >  Microsoft
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Received on Tuesday, 21 August 2007 17:37:28 GMT

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