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Re: [CSS MQ] high-contrast-screen, accessibility

From: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2008 13:02:48 -0800
Message-ID: <47853678.5040500@terrainformatica.com>
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org

Håkon Wium Lie wrote:
> Also sprach Andrew Fedoniouk:
>  > Is it possible to add in media queries [1] value that will 
>  > indicate that UA is running with high-contrast-screen settings?
>  > 
>  > I think that it should be: 
>  > high-contrast,  high-contrast-black and high-contrast-white
>  > media types/
>  > 
>  > In practice high-contrast with support of 
>  > system colors in CSS is enough but we observed 
>  > situations when separate tweaking for high-contrast-black 
>  > and high-contrast-white would be desirable. 
> Adding this feature would require UAs to add contrast modes, I
> believe. I'm not sure they are all prepared to do so at this stage.
> In Opera, we support this by way of CSS; View-Style->...
> So, UAs are able to add these modes, but I'm not sure it can be
> mandated.
This is mostly  not about UA but about web pages as applications in general.
Some applications are designed for particular group of people.
Having such switch could help to handle UI better in these cases.

In fact this high-contrast[-black/white ] idea came  from  practical
situation/implementation (application). Section 508 compliance if this 

Andrew Fedoniouk.

Received on Wednesday, 9 January 2008 21:03:11 GMT

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