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Re: Colors and the WCAG

From: Tina Marie Holmboe <tina@elfi.org>
Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2002 02:49:54 +0200
To: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Cc: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, c.bottelier@iradis.org
Message-ID: <20021020024954.A4050@elfi.org>

On Sat, Oct 19, 2002 at 04:19:09PM -0400, Joe Clark wrote:

> A device that can't understand stylesheets is apt to use its own
> colours anyway. And besides, the requirement postulated above is
> *so* 1998, and the WCAG are outdated enough as it is.

  Be that as it may. The organizations and goverments only now beginning
  to demand accessibility - such as the EU and others - are however
  using WCAG 1.0 as their baseline.

  It is likely to remain that way for some time, which means that outdated
  or not: it is what we must contend with. The goverment officials I have
  spoken with is not aware - or was not aware - of WCAG 2.0 at all.

  As for the colours ... well, we don't do accessibility just for CSS
  browsers, after all.

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