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Re: Understanding SC 1.4.3 - application of contrast requirements to logos

From: Detlev Fischer <fischer@dias.de>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 12:17:10 +0100
Message-ID: <4F38F136.809@dias.de>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Before anyone else points this out to me, I do it myself :-)

The normative text of SC 1.4.3 already states clearly:

"Text that is part of a logo or brand name has no minimum contrast 

Still, I believe the text in Understanding SC 1.4.3 could be clearer.


Am 13.02.2012 11:52, schrieb Detlev Fischer:
> Dear WCAG WG,
> "Contrast (Minimum): Understanding 1.4.3" has an exception for logos but
> the current text is not terribly clear, especially as it mixes the
> requirement for providing alternative text with contrast requirements:
> "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.
> Corporate visual guidelines beyond logo and logotype are not
> included in the exception."
> http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/visual-audio-contrast-contrast.html
> http://url.ie/e4hc
> The last sentence quoted seems to imply that everything *not* beyond
> logo and logotype - i.e., the logo - actually qualifies for an exception
> from SC 1.4.3, but this message would be clearer if the text would just
> state:
> "SC 1.4.3 does not apply to corporate logos. Logos are established as
> part of corporate or organizational histories. Their faithful
> reproduction is essential for the recognition of the entity represented."
> ...or similar - *if* that is the actual position of the WCAG working
> group. I believe that it is, but I am not certain. Please comment.
> One may add a 'nice to have' statement that new organisations or those
> overhauling their corporate identity should strive to meet SC 1.4.3 (or
> even SC 1.4.6?) in the desgin of their corporate logos.
> Regards,
> Detlev
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