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Re: [EXT] Visible controls - Design canvas exception

From: Jennifer Strickland <jstrickland@mitre.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2022 14:06:48 +0000
To: Sarah Horton <sarah.horton@gmail.com>, Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
CC: Michael Gower <michael.gower@ca.ibm.com>, WCAG list <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <48B5AAAA-0D2F-429C-B93F-4FA4D2F33B47@mitre.org>
I do think we could provide some examples — the teams I’ve worked with get so frustrated with WCAG because it lacks clarity. Let’s provide some examples — when we can. 😉

From: Sarah Horton <sarah.horton@gmail.com>
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 10:03 AM
To: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Cc: Jennifer Strickland <jstrickland@mitre.org>, Michael Gower <michael.gower@ca.ibm.com>, WCAG list <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Subject: Re: [EXT] Visible controls - Design canvas exception

Thanks, Alastair.

I don’t think the guidelines need to define the indicator.

WCAG doesn’t define the “other visual means” in Use of Color. There are examples and techniques, but it’s up to the designer to determine how to provide the information conveyed with color through another visual means.


On Apr 12, 2022, at 2:35 PM, Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com<mailto:acampbell@nomensa.com>> wrote:

> for each interactive thing I make, I need to provide another indicator of interactivity.

But what counts as an indicator?

There were quite a few examples where the thing itself is thought to be sufficient, otherwise we are asking for icons on everything.

That is the ambiguity we haven't cracked.


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