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Re: Tabbed navigation designs and 1.4

From: Katie Haritos-Shea <ryladog@earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 11:31:41 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <18442858.1209569501824.JavaMail.root@elwamui-sweet.atl.sa.earthlink.net>
To: Andi Snow-Weaver <andisnow@us.ibm.com>, WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Andi,

But color is not the only way of indentifying the tabs (it is just used as a supplementary - which is helpful for all - but can be extra helpful to persons with cognitive disabilities.)

The way I see it, the selected tab and its sub-menu are *first* associated with text and *then* associated through presentation (color).

Katie


-----Original Message-----
>From: Andi Snow-Weaver <andisnow@us.ibm.com>
>Sent: Apr 30, 2008 10:32 AM
>To: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
>Subject: Tabbed navigation designs and 1.4
>
>
>
>Take a look at this website:
>
>http://www.rnib.org.uk/xpedio/groups/public/documents/code/public_rnib003460.hcsp
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>These tabbed navigation designs are quite common on a lot of websites. The
>first row of links are "tabs" and the second row is a sub-menu of the
>selected tab. The selected tab and its sub-menu are associated through
>presentation (color). ARIA will provide a way to programmatically expose
>this relationship conveyed through presentation (1.3).
>
>But what about 1.4? Color is the only "visual" means of conveying which tab
>is selected. But is this a problem for someone with color vision deficits?
>The particular color is not relevant. It's the contrast between the light
>color (yellow) and the dark color (red) that the user needs to be able to
>detect.
>
>Would this example fail 1.4? Should it?
>
>Andi
>
>


* katie *

Katie Haritos-Shea 
Section 508 Technical Policy Analyst

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