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Re: Color Contrast


From: J. B-Vincent
Date: May 26, 2012 2:49AM

Some users would need the enhanced contrast but would find the larger text size cumbersome or problematic.

--- On Fri, 5/25/12, David Ashleydale < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

From: David Ashleydale < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Subject: [WebAIM] Color Contrast
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Date: Friday, May 25, 2012, 4:59 PM


I was explaining to someone that in order to meet the WCAG Level AA color
contrast guideline for a particular color of text and its background, she
would have to use at least 18 point text on the web page (it didn't provide
enough contrast for regular size text, but did for large text). She said,
"Well, can't the user just zoom in or increase the text size using the
browser functionality to get it up to 18 points or more?"

I didn't know how to respond.

Help? :)

David Ashleydale