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Re: G182: Example 1(1st bullet)

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 14:41:44 -0800
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To: makoto.ueki@gmail.com
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 12:17 AM, <makoto.ueki@gmail.com> wrote:

> Name: Makoto Ueki
> Email: makoto.ueki@gmail.com
> Affiliation: Infoaxia, Inc.
> Document: TD
> Item Number: G182
> Part of Item: Examples
> Comment Type: technical
> Summary of Issue: G182: Example 1(1st bullet)
> Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
> 1st example reads:
> ĽAn article comparing the use of similar elements in different markup
> languages uses colored text to identify the elements from each language.
> Elements from the first markup language are identified using BLUE, bolded
> text. Elements from the second are presented as RED, italicized text.
> This is not a good example as screen reader users can't understand the
> difference between BLUE/bold and RED/italic.
> Proposed Change:
> Need additional description like;
> "Colored text also should include name of each markup language in text so
> that screen reader users can identify each markup language."
Response from the Working Group
This technique is sufficient for this SC which is just about colorblindness
- but would not meet 1.3.1.

We have revised the example as follows:
"A news site lists links to the articles appearing on its site. Additional
information such as the section the article appears in, the time the article
was posted, a related location or an indication that it is accompanied by
live video appears in some cases. The Links to the articles are in a
different color than the additional information but the links are not
underlined, and each link is presented in a larger font than the rest of the
information so that users who cannot see color can identify the links more

We will also include a new example at the top: "The default formatting for
links on a page includes have the links be both in a different color than
the other text on the page and is also underlined to make the links
identifiable even without color vision."

Loretta Guarino Reid, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Gregg Vanderheiden, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Michael Cooper, WCAG WG Staff Contact

On behalf of the WCAG Working Group
Received on Friday, 20 November 2009 22:42:23 UTC

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