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Re: Color Contrast Workaround?


From: Jesse Hausler
Date: Sep 19, 2014 4:15PM

In the sun, I don't believe there would be any difference between showing a
text combination that was 4.5:1 out of the box vs showing 4:1 that got
bumped to 4.5:1 using iOS's "Darken Colors" setting.

The executives I am working with are very supportive of accessibility, and
we are working together to discuss all possible solutions for our users.
I'm trying to find out where the boundary for this guideline exists.

Section 508 had some leeway when it came to color combinations with
1194.21(b), essentially asking that applications respect user settings.
WCAG is much more strict requiring 4.5:1, regardless of increased access
to, as well as improvements in contrast enhancing AT.

Thanks again,

On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 3:23 PM, Mallory van Achterberg <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 02:54:53PM -0700, Jesse Hausler wrote:
> > Back to text contrast ratios: When it comes to AT, it's difficult to
> tell a
> > design executive who shows me the Darken Colors setting on an iPhone that
> > as cool as it is... it doesn't offset the 4.5:1 standard in the WCAG.
> Show it to the executive... in the sun.
> _mallory
> > > >