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Re: High-contrast icons


From: Janna Cameron
Date: Jan 30, 2007 9:10AM

Just to be sure: Is there assistive technology that eliminates the need
to specially-design icons? (what contrast ratio would this technology

What size should high-contrast icons be? Would it be acceptable to make
the icons look in proportion with 40 or 60 px font?


-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Patrick H.
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 4:07 PM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] High-contrast icons

Janna Cameron wrote:
> I've noticed that the high-contrast version of many websites/web
> applications is text-only. Is there a reason, beyond "time and
> why this is the case? Why don't high-contrast websites have
> high-contrast icons?

Partly because of that, and probably partly because there's still the
stigma of "accessible site = text only site" that lumps any disability
into one big group and serves them nothing but text...IMHO, of course.

Patrick H. Lauke