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Re: Color contrast (Minimum)

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gregg@raisingthefloor.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:49:10 -0400
Cc: DDM <diversedisabilitymedia@comcast.net>, Duc Ta <duc.ta.740@my.csun.edu>, IG - WAI Interest Group List list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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To: "Balusani, Shirisha" <sirib@uillinois.edu>
I thought Andrew said the contrast was 1.27 to 1.   

If that is correct — that is not even close to passing - so it would be no wonder it was hard to read. 

gregg

> On Aug 16, 2016, at 2:08 PM, Balusani, Shirisha <sirib@uillinois.edu> wrote:
> 
> I agree with Helen, this is very difficult to see.
> Just passing the rules does not mean that it is accessible.
> Sometimes we need to make our own judgment and think out of the box to make sure it is accessible to different users.
> 
> Thanks
> Siri
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: DDM [mailto:diversedisabilitymedia@comcast.net] 
> Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 11:56 AM
> To: Ta, Duc <duc.ta.740@my.csun.edu>
> Cc: IG - WAI Interest Group List list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Subject: Re: Color contrast (Minimum)
> 
> I'd most certainly consider this a failure since with my color blindness I can not read the image.  What does it read? 
> 
> I'd say just like with what I've seen with building access code when meeting a criteria/code does not all the time make it accessible. Sometimes meeting requirements is not the only solution.  It is taking those extra steps beyond and noting that the info is legible to all. 
> 
> Also in an overall of design You'd want your info to be easily accessible for persons to get the info. 
> 
> Helen
> 
> 
> 
> iSent from  the Event Horizon
> 
> 
>> On Aug 16, 2016, at 7:19 AM, Ta, Duc <duc.ta.740@my.csun.edu> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I have a question. I know large text that pass color contrast ratio of 3:1 would pass the color contrast. Is it possible to consider this as failure if it is barely readable with black and white or color blinded people?
>> 
>> Example
>> <image.png>
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Best,
>> Duc Ta
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