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Re: 508 that says "all info conveyed with color, also available without color"


From: Christophe Strobbe
Date: May 22, 2008 6:40AM

Hi Nancy,

At 14:16 22/05/2008, Nancy Johnson wrote:
>Dear Webaim,
>508 says "(c) Web pages shall be designed so that all information
>conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from
>context or markup."
>To help the user understand what is expected I added a a sample number
> below each box. Here, I bolded and changed the text-size of the part
>of the number associated with that select box by using a style sheet.
>Later I realized when I disabled the style sheet the bolding and
>text-size went away.
>Question: If I had put <strong>xxx</strong> inline instead of using
>style sheets, is this something that text readers would pick up and
>distinguish from the other part of the text even when style sheets are
>turned off?

In February, Steve Faulkner published test results for several types of
emphasis at <http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/?p=41>; (please also read
the comments by Adrian Higginbotham and by Sailesh Panchang below the

Best regards,


>Any other suggestions (space is a premium in this area)
>This is not live so I cannot easily send you a link.

Christophe Strobbe
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