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

From: Marvin D Hernández <marvin.d.hernandez@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2017 14:26:05 -0400
Message-ID: <CAC57_SpzyrwXFZu6YQzT4iDEsaeHqXQ+Q90hakZo8uHx+kZnzQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Cc: "public-comments-wcag20@w3.org" <public-comments-wcag20@w3.org>
Hi Andrew,

It's a recommendation

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   Providing practical examples to clarify content (future link)
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   Using a light pastel background rather than a white background behind
   black text (future link)
   -

   Avoiding the use of unique interface controls unnecessarily (future link)

that is listed here : https://w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/meaning.html

On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 2:18 PM, Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
wrote:

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