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Re: Using a light pastel background rather than a white background behind black text

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2017 18:18:13 +0000
To: "marvin.d.hernandez@gmail.com" <marvin.d.hernandez@gmail.com>, "public-comments-wcag20@w3.org" <public-comments-wcag20@w3.org>
Message-ID: <F9CC4F2B-2CAD-4519-A92A-BD1007725CD3@adobe.com>
Marvin,
Thanks for the comment. I want to make sure that I understand your comment. You are saying that using a white background behind black text violates one of the success criteria I think - if so, can you clarify which one and why you think that for us please. I don’t think that the Working Group is likely to agree that this is a violation, but we would agree that some users find black text on white too stark and prefer a lower contrast ratio, and that users can change settings in their browsers and OS’s that help address this as long as the authors aren’t offering content that prevents it (e.g. Scanned documents).

Please clarify your thoughts for us so we can discuss it better.

Thanks,
AWK

Andrew Kirkpatrick
Group Product Manager, Accessibility
Adobe 

akirkpat@adobe.com
http://twitter.com/awkawk








On 8/3/17, 12:22, "noreply@w3.org" <noreply@w3.org> wrote:

>Name: Marvin D. Hernández
>Email: marvin.d.hernandez@gmail.com
>Affiliation: n/a
>Document: W2
>Item Number: Guideline 3.1: Make text content readable and understandable
>Part of Item: 
>Comment Type: general comment
>Summary of Issue: Using a light pastel background rather than a white background behind black text 
>Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
>Page background color (white) violates guideline.
>
>Proposed Change:
>Practice what you preach ... change background color to a light pastel.
>
>=)
>
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