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RE: 1) Fix to Understanding 1.4.3 Contrast

From: Sofia Celic <Sofia.Celic@visionaustralia.org>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 06:47:51 +1100
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I do not agree with the proposed paragraph and therefore would not like to see it in the Understanding document.
Image logos that contain text *are* images of text. They are exempt because of other business requirements pertaining to their purpose.


From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org on behalf of Gregg Vanderheiden
Sent: Fri 7/03/2008 5:29 AM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: 1) Fix to Understanding 1.4.3 Contrast

Someone sent me a note and pointed out something in our

1)  Fix to Understanding 1.4.3 Contrast

Currently the following sentence appears in Understanding 1.4.3.
"Stylized text, such as in corporate logos, should be treated in terms of
its function on the page, which may or may not warrant including the content
in the text alternative. "

This is about adding alt text (which is SC 1.1.1 not 1.4.3 contrast which is
covered here.

I suggest that it be changed to:

"Logos are not considered 'images of text' even though they may contain text
or be highly stylized names of organizations.  Their purpose is to act as an
ICON for the company rather than be running text or simply stylized text.
They would not therefore be covered by this provision"

Also add to end of intent.

"High contrast logos are also desirable and more broadly accessible."

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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
Received on Thursday, 6 March 2008 19:52:06 UTC

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