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Re: avoid "color contrast" ( LC-2910)

From: <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:55:40 +0000
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To: Education and Outreach <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
 Dear Education and Outreach ,

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has reviewed the
comments you sent [1] on the Last Call Working Draft [2] of the
Understanding WCAG 2.0 published on 6 Mar 2014. Thank you for having taken
the time to review the document and to send us comments!

The Working Group's response to your comment is included below.

Please review it carefully and let us know by email at
public-comments-wcag20@w3.org if you agree with it or not before June 21,
2014. In case of disagreement, you are requested to provide a specific
solution for or a path to a consensus with the Working Group. If such a
consensus cannot be achieved, you will be given the opportunity to raise a
formal objection which will then be reviewed by the Director during the
transition of this document to the next stage in the W3C Recommendation
Track.

Thanks,

For the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group,
Michael Cooper
W3C Staff Contact

 1. http://www.w3.org/mid/5320B3CC.1070403@w3.org
 2. http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/NOTE-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20140306/


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Your comment on the document as a whole:
> Dear WCAG WG,
> 
> Please avoid the phrase "color contrast".
> 
> Some places we've found it:
> *
>
http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/visual-audio-contrast-contrast.html
> *
>
http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20080430/visual-audio-contrast-contrast.html
> 
> Additionally, several pages include "color contrast" in the Resources
> listings. We wonder if it would be worthwhile to add a note there, e.g.,
> something along the lines of what we have at
> <http://www.w3.org/WAI/eval/preliminary#contrast>: This accessibility
> requirement is sometimes called sufficient "color contrast"; however,
> that is incorrect — technically it's "luminance contrast"...


Working Group Resolution (LC-2910):
Thanks for the comment the working group agrees that it is best to change
references to 'colour contrast' to 'contrast ratio'. We will update the
documents listed below:

*
http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/visual-audio-contrast-contrast.html
*
http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/visual-audio-contrast-contrast.html


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