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Re: LVTF position on contrast requirements for interactive control states

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:25:49 +0000
To: "jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com" <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>, "Alastair Campbell" <acampbell@nomensa.com>, Katie Haritos-Shea <ryladog@gmail.com>, Scott McCormack <scott.mccormack@ssbbartgroup.com>
CC: public-low-vision-a11y-tf <public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org>, "Rochford, John" <john.rochford@umassmed.edu>
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Proposed recommendation to share with WCAG:

It is recommended that the text of links and controls which changes in response to focus and hover events meets the appropriate contrast requirement in WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria 1.4.3. Both hover and focus states impact low-vision users:

  *   Focus: Low-vision keyboard users may be unable to read low-contrast text on a focused control and due to page magnification may be unable to simply tab away from a focused control and keep that control in view on the screen.
  *   Hover: Many low vision users use the mouse pointer to follow along when reading text (with or without magnification) like people do with a finger or pen when reading printed materials. This is very common for magnification users who will use the mouse pointer to control the magnification view area. In such a case a hover with bad contrast prevents users from being able to read effectively.


Thanks,
AWK

Andrew Kirkpatrick
Group Product Manager, Accessibility
Adobe

akirkpat@adobe.com
http://twitter.com/awkawk

http://blogs.adobe.com/accessibility


From: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com<mailto:jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>>
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 10:54
To: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com<mailto:acampbell@nomensa.com>>, Katie GMAIL <ryladog@gmail.com<mailto:ryladog@gmail.com>>, Scott McCormack <scott.mccormack@ssbbartgroup.com<mailto:scott.mccormack@ssbbartgroup.com>>
Cc: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com<mailto:akirkpat@adobe.com>>, public-low-vision-a11y-tf <public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org<mailto:public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org>>, "Rochford, John" <john.rochford@umassmed.edu<mailto:john.rochford@umassmed.edu>>
Subject: RE: LVTF position on contrast requirements for interactive control states

It is recommended that text of links and controls that changes at any time meets the appropriate contrast requirement in WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria 1.4.3. Given that it can be difficult to find enough color combinations to address the design needs and meet the contrast requirement, it is sufficient to meet the SC 1.4.3 contrast requirement for text that changes upon keyboard focus and allowable that text that changes when the link or control is in the active or hover states to not meet the SC 1.4.3 contrast requirement.
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