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This technique should be advisory

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Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:02:47 +0000
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To: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
Name: Wilco Fiers
Email: w.fiers@accessibility.nl
Affiliation: Accessibility Foundation
Document: TD
Item Number: G183
Part of Item: Applicability
Comment Type: general comment
Summary of Issue: This technique should be advisory
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
This technique is a great idea, but it’s not sufficient to meet success criterion 1.4.1. There is no allowance in 1.4.1 for information to be conveyed through color alone as long as those colors have a large contrast ratio. There is simply nothing in the criterion that mentions any such thing. So even though this makes sense as a technique, this exception is not permitted by the normative part of WCAG and so it can not be considered sufficient. Since this is still a pretty good idea, it’s best to make this technique an advisory technique.

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