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Understanding SC 4.1.3

From: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:51:58 -0400
Message-ID: <CAJi9CqpSQfvnr-BoFWQStaG_9s5uw=epRy2ac9178AOOkr8BKQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: WCAG group <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Please can someone help me   understand the basis for the assertion in
the Understanding doc for SC 4.1.3:
"This Success Criterion was intentionally worded to apply primarily
when visible text is added to (or becomes visible on) the page"
I do not see where the normative SC text / definition of the term,
"status message" suggests this.

Further, the Understanding doc seems to exclude from the phrase,
"change in content":
- Modification of status text;
- Non-textual status content, such as images.

If a waiting state  / progress is indicated via a non text method (an
image), that is not a status message?

Or am I not understanding this correctly?

Reference: https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG21/Understanding/status-messages.html


Sailesh Panchang
Principal Accessibility Consultant
Deque Systems Inc
Phone 703-225-0380 ext 105
Mobile: 571-344-1765
Received on Tuesday, 19 June 2018 15:52:21 UTC

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