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Re: Color coding

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:20:23 -0600
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OFF9FC72B7.D5C60A56-ON862576CC.00634C3E-862576CC.0064BE91@us.ibm.com>
I'm a low vision user and I usually work with high contrast 
settings, so both the colour of the links or background images that you 
define with styles are totally lost. For me, all your links will look 
the same (something like cyan over black).

Sounds to me like a classic problem with the user agent and/or end user 
settings.  The browser clearly knows between visited and non-visted links 
- and user settings can colour them as they like,  Same with local and 
"open in a new window" links.  The developer's style sheets are again just 
for the average user - clearly not meant for nor should they fit 
everyone's needs.  The same with those simple extra (in my opinion) large 
font and high contrast style sheets many web sites provide to accommodate 
some of their users - even providing them does not meet everyone's needs. 
Most operating systems and browser's allow the user to configure the 
colours, fonts, and background settings at a very detailed level - putting 
some of the responsibility on the end user or their accommodations expert. 

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Regards,
Phill Jenkins, 
Received on Tuesday, 16 February 2010 18:20:57 GMT

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