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CSS background images and HCM [was: Low vision user requirements wiki page]

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2015 16:25:19 -0500
To: public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org
Message-ID: <56313D3F.8020709@w3.org>
Re below: Is the fundamental issue that:
1. images that provide contextual information should not be included via CSS background?
*or*
2. high contrast mode (HCM) and other setting should not turn off background images?
*or*
3. users should have the option of turning background images on or off in HCM and other settings?
*or*
4. other...



On 10/28/2015 10:52 AM, Laura Carlson wrote:
> Hi Shawn Jon, and all,
>
> Good catch, Jon. That is one of  our use cases page. It is currently
> the second point under color and contrast with the unique identifier
> [Laura, UC-7] .
> https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/low-vision-a11y-tf/wiki/User_stories_-_use_cases#Color_and_Contrast
>
> It might be good to include the unique identifier [Person, UC-#]  from
> the "User stories - use cases" on the user requirements table for
> reference, mapping and to be sure we don't miss others, which should
> be included.

Done (after I post the up date :-).
~Shawn

>
> Thanks.
>
> Best Regards,
> Laura
>
> On 10/28/15, Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com> wrote:
>> Shawn, I wanted to discuss another potential item for the user requirements
>> - what about removal of background/non-decorative images.  That is a11y
>> features such as High contrast in Windows will remove background images that
>> are seen as decorative from the page content.  This is an issue when
>> background image techniques are incorrectly used by developers with
>> meaningful images and then content is missing.  If this is already covered -
>> please excuse this note.
>>
>> Best Regards,
>>
>> Jonathan
>>
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