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Re[2]: Colour Luminosity/Contrast for form inputs/controls/components

From: <josh@interaccess.ie>
Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2016 10:10:51 +0000
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-Id: <em5718d1d7-a485-435b-a2d6-37dfaae3d433@josh_machine>
Thanks Patrick.

------ Original Message ------
From: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Sent: 02/11/2016 10:01:05
Subject: Re: Colour Luminosity/Contrast for form 
inputs/controls/components

>On 02/11/2016 09:58, josh@interaccess.ie wrote:
>>Currently SC 1.4.1 states:
>>
>>*1.4.1
>><http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-WCAG20-20081211/#visual-audio-contrast-without-color>
>>Use of Color:* Color is not used as the only visual means of conveying
>>information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or
>>distinguishing a visual element. (Level A)
>>
>>To me that would be better as:
>>
>>*1.4.1
>><http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-WCAG20-20081211/#visual-audio-contrast-without-color>
>>Use of Color:*Color is not used as the only visual means of conveying
>>information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or
>>distinguishing a visual element but when it is use a minimum level of
>>4.5:1  to indicate UI/interactive components (Level A)
>
>I think this is mixing two separate issues here though...
May be so.

>you're trying to crowbar a dependency on 1.4.3 into 1.4.1.
Not really. I'm just referencing what is there. Actually it looks to me 
like a fresh SC for colour luminosity of UI components may be needed. 
This may be something that the LVTF is looking at but I don't know 
OTTOMH.

J

>At a stretch, I'd say you should move this into a note, rather than the 
>normative text, as a reminder to also check 1.4.3 in any case...but it 
>feels like you're special-casing this (otherwise, why not also say "oh, 
>and make sure it's keyboard accessible..." etc)
>
>P
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>
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