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WCAG 2.0 Comment Submission

From: WCAG 2.0 Comment Form <nobody@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 17:52:38 +0000 (UTC)
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Name: Chris Ridpath
Email: chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca
Affiliation: ATRC University of Toronto
Document: W2
Item Number: visual-audio-contrast
Part of Item: 
Comment Type: technical
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
There needs to be a SC for color contrast at level 1. Documents with very poor contrast between text and background do not provide even a minimum level of accesibility.

The guideline text starts with \"Make it easy...\" which means the user should not have to work to get color contrast. Highlighting text within the document to change the contrast is not easy for many people with disabilities and should not be taken as a method of meeting the SC.

This has been discussed recently on the WCAG list but there was no resolution so I\'m submitting this comment.

Proposed Change:
Create a SC for color contrast at level 1. The luminosity ratio should be similar to what is currently at level 2 (5:1).
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