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Re: Disabled Controls and WCAG Contrast

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From: Lucy Greco
Date: Nov 21, 2011 9:33AM


If the link is disabled how does the screen reader know that. Have you coded it in a way ware the screen reader does not speak it if not you need to somehow let everyone know it is disabled. Forget the standers and think about usability first. If I hit this with my screen reader I would try and activate it innless you use some method to let me know otherwise.

Lucy Greco
Assistive Technology Specialist
Disabled Student's Program UC Berkeley
(510) 643-7591
http://attlc.berkeley.edu
http://webaccess.berkeley.edu


-----Original Message-----
From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Donald Evans
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2011 8:26 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Disabled Controls and WCAG Contrast

I did see that, but the grayed out content does indicate disabled to the sighted user. So wasn't sure it was decoration?

On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 11:24 AM, Andrew Kirkpatrick < <EMAIL REMOVED> >wrote:

> No - see 1.4.3:
>
> " Incidental: Text or images of text that are part of an inactive user
> interface component, that are pure decoration, that are not visible to
> anyone, or that are part of a picture that contains significant other
> visual content, have no contrast requirement."
>
> Thanks,
> AWK
>
> Andrew Kirkpatrick
> Group Product Manager, Accessibility
> Adobe Systems
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto:
> <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Donald Evans
> Sent: Monday, November 21, 2011 11:22 AM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: [WebAIM] Disabled Controls and WCAG Contrast
>
> Do disabled controls (grayed out to indicate disabled) have to meet
> WCAG SC 1.4.3?
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