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Re: [csswg-drafts] [mediaqueries] Media Feature: "reduce transparency" user setting

From: James Craig via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2016 14:33:38 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
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> So long as we don't have a case of "some people who need no 
transparency also need low contrast", then merging it is OK. That's 
kind of the question I'd like to put to accessibility experts (if you 
are one, let me know, so that I can stop addressing you as an abstract
 group of people).

I am, though anyone would be foolish to claimed they had a definitive 
answer to that question. I'm certain we can find people who prefer 
both low contrast colors and an opaque UI. I will ask around. However,
 determining whether that combination is _necessary_ as a CSS media 
feature is a more difficult question.

For the time being, I'm comfortable stating that, "most people who use
 any of the related settings on any platform do so as a way to 
increase the contrast of the UI." Therefore, I think adding a general 
"increase contrast" media feature won't preclude us from adding more 
granular sub-level features (reduce transparency, avoid certain 
colors, etc.) later if we determine them to be necessary.

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