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Re: ( LC-2893)

From: <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 02:58:07 +0000
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To: Makoto Ueki <makoto.ueki@gmail.com>
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
 Dear Makoto Ueki ,

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has reviewed the
comments you sent [1] on the Last Call Working Draft [2] of the
Understanding WCAG 2.0 published on 16 Jan 2014. Thank you for having taken
the time to review the document and to send us comments!

The Working Group's response to your comment is included below.

Please review it carefully and let us know by email at
public-comments-wcag20@w3.org if you agree with it or not before
02/25/2014. In case of disagreement, you are requested to provide a
specific solution for or a path to a consensus with the Working Group. If
such a consensus cannot be achieved, you will be given the opportunity to
raise a formal objection which will then be reviewed by the Director during
the transition of this document to the next stage in the W3C Recommendation


For the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group,
Michael Cooper
W3C Staff Contact

 1. http://www.w3.org/mid/E1WDoqb-00063x-Lc@shauna.w3.org
 2. http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2014/WD-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20140107/


Your comment on Contrast (Enhanced): Understanding Success Criterion 1.4.1:
> If a color of link text is changed when a mouse cursor is hovering over
> a link (by using CSS, a:hover), does the changed color also need to have
> a sufficient contrast ratio to meet SC 1.4.3 and/or 1.4.6?
> Proposed Change:
> I just want to make sure that the changed color of link text is
> also required to have a sufficient contrast (or not).

Working Group Resolution (LC-2893):
Thank you for your comment. The opinion of the working group is that the
color-contrast ratio of the link text when focused or hovered does not need
to meet 1.4.3/1.4.6. The goal of the color contrast success criteria is to
ensure that content can be read by users, so as long as the links are
sufficient contrast when not focused/hovered then they will meet

It is definitely preferred that focused/hovered link text also meet the
contrast ratios as this enables users to re-read and verify the target of
the link, but this represents more of a usability issue as the user can
easily read the link text by removing focus or moving their pointer off the

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