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Re: Alternate means of conveying color-coded information


From: Alastair Campbell
Date: Mar 19, 2007 10:50AM

Mary quoted someone saying that:
> the "title="
> attribute is accepted practice for providing accessibility
> support and provides users with information as an alternative
> to the use of color.

I don't believe that's a satisfactory solution in general, there are to
many user-agents and circumstances where a title would not be noticed.
Also, the spec for the title attribute is basically for 'extra'
information, if they are suggesting it is there for accessibility
purposes, I would assume it is for required/core information.

I think the colour aspect is something of a red-herring, although it is
aimed at one specific audience, there is no reason to think that those
with colour blindness would have any more or less reason to notice a
title attribute.

Kind regards,


Alastair Campbell | Director of User Experience

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