Re: WCAG Issue 96/LVTF SC Issue 3: Baseline contrast for images & icons that convey information

Thanks for bringing this up.
Contrast (Minimum): The visual presentation of images and icons that convey
information have a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1
This is a useful and important SC. I will add it to the SCs in the
I do not think that it is ready for WCAG review. This is not mentioned in
the Requirements document and we don't have a user need. Before we bring it
to WCAG the LVTF should discuss it and update the relevant documents.
I will add it to the agenda for Thursday.


On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 9:26 AM, Laura Carlson <>

> Hi Jim and all,
> Josh has asked [1] if we are ready to have the full WCAG Working Group
> review the new proposed SC [2] to set a baseline contrast for images &
> icons that convey information.
> I'm wondering if it should be put into the SC template along with the
> rest of the new LVTF SCs for 2.1?
> Thank you.
> Kindest Regards,
> Laura
> [1] WCAG Issue 96
> [2] LVTF SC Issue 3
> --
> Laura L. CArlson

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