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Re: Disabled Controls and WCAG Contrast


From: Jared Smith
Date: Nov 21, 2011 10:03AM

On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 9:48 AM, Donald Evans wrote:

> But how is this
> information conveyed to the low vision magnifier user who can not discern
> the difference in contrast?

It's the lack of contrast that conveys this information. It seems odd,
but it's the slight inaccessibility of the control that conveys that
it is disabled. To maintain high contrast on the control would suggest
that the control is actionable, thus making it less accessible and
usable to everybody.