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Re: WCAG 2.2 status - Icon Description

From: Abma, J.D. (Jake) <Jake.Abma@ing.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 09:41:49 +0000
To: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
CC: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>, WCAG list <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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But in both cases the icon "acts as a labels", they 'identify a component'

definition label:

text or other component with a text alternative that is presented to a user to identify a component within Web content

So the text should be something like: "For icons that solely act as labels or instructions" (+ SOLELY?!)
From: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:36 AM
To: Abma, J.D. (Jake) <Jake.Abma@ing.com>
Cc: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>; WCAG list <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Subject: Re: WCAG 2.2 status - Icon Description

> How to distinguish between an icon that 'is' the label, and an icon ALSO added to the label, but without the icon would still make sense?

I think you just distinguished them!

If an icon has text and it would make sense when removed, it is not in scope. An icon can be part of a label, but it has to be the label to be in scope.



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