Thread Subject: Re: Group A: 21(j) provide arangeofcontrastlevels
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From: Jonathan Avila
Date: Sun, Oct 22 2006 1:55 PM
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//[Jessica Brodey wrote] I believe these provisions serve different
functions - one is a default - to follow the colors set by the system - not
to override a users set preferences. However, a user may wish to specify or
change preferences for a particular program (because of how it operates, or
any number of other
reasons) and should have the inherent flexibility to do so. This isn't the
system overriding the user's preferences, it is the user having the
flexibility to select preferences at will.//
[my additions] I think if all programs were required to allow the user to
set colors in addition to following the OS settings for high contrast then
very few programs would meet this 508 requirements and thus fail for no good
reason. I would be willing to accept Gregg's comments that some application
have special highlight colors etc that can't be represented through the OS
and thus it could be worded something like...
"When application colors are not honored by OS settings or were specialized
color settings used in the application do not have equivalent OS settings
then the program must allow at least x number of foreground and background
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