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Re: Contrast ratio 4.5:1 applies to rollovers?

From: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 07:22:45 +0200
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, "Samantha Bird" <sbird@nmqa.com>
Message-ID: <op.wml877gyy3oazb@chaals.local>
On Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:55:29 +0200, Samantha Bird <sbird@nmqa.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
>> I just wanted to check the rules for contrast ratios when it comes to  
>> rollovers. As far as I know in order to meet level AA, >the contrast  
>> ratio must meet 4.5:1 except in the following circumstances:
[...]
> I am not sure if rollover states would come under the 'incidental' rule  
> or whether the contrast ratio does not need to be >taken into account  
> for rollover states as the rollover just emphasises a change in state.  
> Any guidance here would be much >appreciated.

Hi Samantha,

typically text in a rollover state is actually the most important text on  
a page at that moment. So no exception would apply, and it is actually  
extra important that something being highlighted is clear enough to read.

cheers

Chaals

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