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G145: Ensuring that a contrast ratio of at least 3:1 exists between text (and images of text) and background behind the text

From: Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:38:03 -0400
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Refer to technique G145:
Summary of Issue: Note the following two observations:
1. Under description, the sentence "This technique relaxes the 4.5:1
contrast ratio requirement for text that is at least 18 point (if not bold)
or at least 14 point (if bold)" makes a case about the font size when text
is presented over a background. It is quite clear.
However, the following para, "If the background is a solid color (or all
black or all white) then the contrast ratio of the larger-scale text can be
maintained by making sure that each of the text letters have a 3:1 contrast
ratio with the background" does not give any indication of the font size.
What does "larger-scale" text mean in this situation? Can a font size be
used as baseline?

2. Para 3, "3:1contrast" needs a space.

Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
For #1, provide clarity on "larger-scale" text used in the scenario.
For #2, provide a space between the "3:1" and "contrast."

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