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Re: Functional Images - Icons - 3.2.4 Consistent Identification

From: Katie Haritos-Shea <ryladog@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 21:34:13 -0400
Message-ID: <CAEy-OxEibxZMra3LBuMuFdmFMgNzvhqVCZJBw6R114bMGsY0Mg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Cc: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

I think ISO/IEC JTC1, in their Accessibility work did a black and white
high contrast icons standard - it was several years back. You might try to
look at that for ideas.

On Tue, Jun 14, 2022, 5:34 AM Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>

> On 14/06/2022 10:12, Alistair Garrison wrote:
> > With this in mind, I wonder if the W3C might consider at some point the
> creation of a style-guide for standard icons for standard functions
> supporting standard user intents - possibly under Tutorials. Actually
> saying in this style-guide what each standard icon should include e.g. that
> a search icon should contain a visually recognisable magnifying glass
> symbol; or a print icon should contain a visually recognisable printer
> symbol.
> >
> > This suggestion is made with the best possible intention of trying to
> unlock the true potential of 3.2.4 for users - so that they can rely on
> consistent identification of at least some icons from website to website;
> rather than simply from web page to web page within the same website.
> Just to clarify though, this would have to be an informative guide, not
> something normative. I don't think WAI should be in the business of
> deciding/policing which icons are "right" and which ones aren't, as it's
> not some kind of design body/authority, and as with most visual aspects,
> things can get extremely subjective and context-specific very fast.
> P
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