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RE: 1.4.1 clarification

From: Gavin Thomas <Gavin.Thomas@uwe.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2011 14:39:43 +0100
To: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
CC: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <A169BAD2C2DC6D418270CDC03DF5CDF43996B23D9E@EGEN-MBX02.campus.ads.uwe.ac.uk>
Now I am confused. If they are advisory only how do you conform to the success criteria?

That are additional techniques described which are advisory

Can anyone explain why there is a contrary sufficient technique and failure (g183 and f73)

In this case it meets the success criteria as I have met a sufficient technique (g183) but it also fails because of due to F73.

-----Original Message-----
From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis [mailto:bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com] 
Sent: 05 September 2011 13:32
To: Gavin Thomas
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: 1.4.1 clarification

On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 11:55 AM, Gavin Thomas <Gavin.Thomas@uwe.ac.uk> wrote:
> I'm having problems assessing against success criteria 1.4.1 Use of 
> color

"Color is not used as the only visual means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element. (Level A)"


> Would fail a link which has a visual cue on focus?
> Am I missing something?

Sufficient techniques are advisory only; they do not impact WCAG conformance.

The language "visual cue" is fairly ambiguous.

Is which link has keyboard focus clear in the absence of color information?

For example, by default user agents tend to outline focused links with a box. That's a visual cue that independent of color, whereas (say) changing the color of focused link text is not.

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis

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