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Poor contrast on focus indicator: SC 2.4.7 failure?

From: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Date: Sun, 24 May 2015 07:49:28 -0400
Message-ID: <CAJi9CqoPjG+1rqxbF_N3W-H1QDg9wBbc9ZCiKPAGziPY1ovqGw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Wayne Dick <waynedick@knowbility.org>
Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hello Wayne,
SC 1.4.3 (AA)  applies to text and images of text and not to the
visual focus indicator for links / other UI controls.
Yet, poor contrast of the visual focus indicator too may make the
focus indicator not "visible" or clearly discernible and cause a
failure of SC 2.4.7 in my opinion.
Do you agree / perceive poor contrast of the focus indicator as an SC
2.4.7 failure?
By the way, disabling CSS may make the focus indicator visible for
reasons not impacted by poor contrast too, yet SC 2.4.7 is on the
books  at Level AA.
So I do not think disabling CSS  to do away with poor contrast on the
focus indicator will make it pass 2.4.7.

Sailesh Panchang
Received on Sunday, 24 May 2015 11:49:57 UTC

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