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Re: Example icons for non-text contrast

From: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 17:13:59 +0000
To: Glenda Sims <glenda.sims@deque.com>
CC: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <9B09BA34-E86B-4635-950D-4360BC2F632F@nomensa.com>
Thanks Glenda,

I’m wary of using commercially licensed icons in something that might become a W3C doc, but I was thinking of websites with icons on, so it’s a good short-cut to find icons sets.

Perhaps I can find a freely licensed gradient icon set. Or I can raid Wikipedia perhaps? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Information.svg



From: Glenda Sims <glenda.sims@deque.com>
Date: Wednesday, 24 January 2018 at 16:45
To: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Cc: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Subject: Re: Example icons for non-text contrast


What about this group of flat gradient icons for social media:

Or this library of gradient icons

Or this image of gradient icons on a black background


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On Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 10:46 AM, Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com<mailto:acampbell@nomensa.com>> wrote:
Hi everyone,

I’ve been continuing to find examples and test the SC (and understanding doc), you can see some here:

(I’m afraid it does need sight to understand. Hopefully not perfect sight, I zoom in a lot on small icons.)

Taking some popular sites (e.g. Github, BBC) and even an app (Outlook), I’m struggling to find examples of icons which are difficult to test. In fact, most icons I’ve tested so far pass fairly easily, and obviously.

I’ll look at more complex infographics next, but can anything think of a site which uses complex icons (e.g. with gradients, lots of colours), that aren’t supplementary to text?

Kind regards,



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