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Re: Using color to distinguish a visual element


From: John Foliot
Date: Dec 8, 2008 1:00PM

Angela Colter wrote:
> So here's my question: Is the hover state enough to qualify as a
> distinguishing visual element? Frankly, I don't think so. If you
> assumed all the blue on the page is just text, or don't notice the
> difference between blue and black text, you might not bother to mouse
> over and trigger the hover state.

You are completely correct. Insufficient contrast for low vision users,
poor usability for the cognitively disabled are but two issues that jump
to mind. Fail.