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Re: color contrast feedback on new author view of HTML5 spec,

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 13:08:01 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTinsetZGXvYA2sqjr2=2i1aXA_Nc_A=xpV-oW4KJ@mail.gmail.com>
To: smylers@stripey.com
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Hi Smylers,

>I'm not familiar with the contrast criteria you reference,

WCAG 2.0

*1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum):*The visual presentation of text and images of
text has a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1, except for the following:
(Level AA)


   *Large Text: *Large-scale text and images of large-scale text have a
   contrast ratio of at least 3:1;

   *Incidental: *Text or images of text that are part of an inactive user
   interface component, that are pure decoration, that are not visible to
   anyone, or that are part of a picture that contains significant other visual
   content, have no contrast requirement.

   *Logotypes: *Text that is part of a logo or brand name has no minimum
   contrast requirement.

On 14 October 2010 12:27, Smylers <Smylers@stripey.com> wrote:

> Steven Faulkner writes:
> > The new syle author view of the HTML5 spec looks great, except ...
> > some aspects of the color contrast are not good and don't conform to
> > WCAG 2.0 contrast criteria.
> >
> > I went through the style sheet ... and modified the styles where
> > necessary ... to ensure that the foregorund/background colors are
> > conforming.
> >
> > A version of the front page of the spec with modded styles  is
> > available: http://www.html5accessibility.com/author.html
> The hyperlink in the abstract when hovered over is white text on very
> pale yellow. I'm not familiar with the contrast criteria you reference,
> but I find that impossible to read, whereas I had no problem at all with
> any part of the original.
> Cheers
> Smylers

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG Europe
Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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