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Re: Disabled Controls and WCAG Contrast


From: Paul Adam
Date: Nov 21, 2011 10:09AM

Should be able to style the disabled or readonly control to improve the
contrast and still indicate they are not meant for editing by creating a
custom CSS style that looks different than the editable fields.

The semantics of the control's attribute should indicate to AT that it's
disabled or readonly as well.

On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 11:56 AM, Jared Smith < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> 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.
> Jared