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FW: Direct Outreach on Implementing WCAG 2.1

From: Chris O'Brien <chris.obrien@ami.ca>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 02:02:32 +0000
To: 'WAI EO WG' <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
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I know Wayne had suggested a letter to institutions but these would be some great tips to disseminate via the WAI Twitter account as part of the outreach we had previously discussed.

Chris

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From: Wayne Dick <wayneedick@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2018 5:25 PM
To: EOWG (E-mail) <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>; Sharron Rush <srush@knowbility.org>; Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>; Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Subject: Direct Outreach on Implementing WCAG 2.1

Hello EOWG Members,
Right now the most significant barrier to access for people with Low Vision is lack of implementation for WCAG 2.1. I imagine this is also an issue for Cognitive Disabilities as well.

For low vision, on issue is particularly critical: Sticky headers, footers and buttons disable the responsive gains of the past 8 years for people who need responsive enlargement.

Another serious issue is the failure caused by not including role="img" on icon fonts. Icon fonts are great when they are identified semantically.

I think a letter from EOWG to educational institutions in the US as well as news outlets that these issues exists, constitute a significant barrier and do not meet current standards could be very helpful.

For example if Awsome Fonts accessibility page could include the need for role="img" on "i" and "span" elements, it could have a dramatic impact.

Consider this.

Sincerely, Wayne
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