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Re: Color contrast principle

From: Detlev Fischer <detlev.fischer@testkreis.de>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:24:31 +0100
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
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Hi Jon, I see your point - we need to strike a balance between 
generality of text, and ease of understanding. Needs some honing...

Am 16.01.2019 um 18:09 schrieb Jonathan Avila:
>
> Hi Detlev, I would be ok with something like outline as long as it 
> provided flexibility for situations such as situations where the 
> outline didn’t cover the entire element or where the outline varied 
> such as with drop shadows, etc. or non-uniform edges.
>
> Jon
>
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> *Cc:* Alastair Campbell; WCAG list (w3c-wai-gl@w3.org)
> *Subject:* Re: Color contrast principle
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> Hi Jon,
>
> I think we are roughly on to the same thing but I find the talk about 
> points quite hard to understand (aren‘t we dealing with surfaces and 
> (out)lines, mostly?
>
> Sent from phone
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>
> Am 16.01.2019 um 01:24 schrieb Jonathan Avila 
> <jon.avila@levelaccess.com <mailto:jon.avila@levelaccess.com>>:
>
>     I’d say something like – when determining adjacent colors to
>     points – an adjacent point that is not immediately touching the
>     initial point can be used for the comparison when the sum of
>     corresponding points communicates the same information needed to
>     identify parts of the control or graphic and its states.   That is
>     the sum of adjacent but not touching points produces the same
>     information necessary to identify the object.
>
>     Jonathan
>
>     *From:* Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com
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>     Hi everyone,
>
>     There was some confusion on the call about the second example
>     under the “Adjacent colors” heading here:
>
>     https://cdn.staticaly.com/gh/w3c/wcag/non-text-contrast-updates/understanding/21/non-text-contrast.html?x=5
>
>
>     <image002.jpg>
>
>     The aim was to show a general principle of measuring adjacent
>     colours, perhaps it needs some adjustment?
>
>     The principle is that: If there is a non-contrasting colour
>     between two contrasting ones, assume that it merges with the
>     non-contrasting colour, then does it pass?
>
>     In that case, assume the silver border merges into the blue
>     background, so it is essentially white vs dark blue.
>
>     This is important because it meets the user-need /and/ allows for
>     many more design possibilities. (Designs that would fail the SC
>     without causing an impact on people.)
>
>     Without that, it would essentially mean two-colour only controls.
>
>     There is a similar principle going on for the radio-button example
>     (selected / not-selected) further down.
>
>     <image004.jpg>
>
>     All of those pass, but the middle two demonstrate the principle
>     that if the middle contrasts with the outside, we can ignore the
>     outer circle of the radio – it is a change of shape.
>
>     If anyone can think of a better explanation for the understanding
>     doc… I’m all ears!
>
>     Kind regards,
>
>     -Alastair
>
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