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Re: low contrast borders OK

From: Glenda Sims <glenda.sims@deque.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:18:16 -0500
Message-ID: <CAH2ngERN=7ury9kx_DABoqbWR=UvGG8oAi_y_wwDAeyuyqx_yw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Cc: public-low-vision-a11y-tf <public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org>
+1 to these subtle design elements being okay...because the semantic html
headings and asides provide clear consistent indication of these sections
(even if you can't see the little underline for h2s and the subtle outlines
around the <aside>s.

Sorry I didn't make the meeting,

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On Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 9:05 PM, Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org> wrote:

> Hi Low Vision Task Force folks,
> We are redesigning the WAI website. We plan to announce the prototype soon
> (but not yet, so please wait to share info :-).
> The current design iteration has low contrast underlines under h2s and
> around some boxes -- that are mostly in-page contents and "asides" -- with
> headers. These should be subtle, and thus we do not want them to have high
> contrast. Contrast is not necessary, given the headers/headings (and
> indentation).
> For example, please see <https://w3c.github.io/wai-int
> ro-accessibility/fundamentals/accessibility-intro/>
> I just wanted to run this by the Task Force before we announced it, to get
> confirmation that this is good accessibility and usability considering all
> users.
> Thanks,
> ~Shawn
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