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Re: Color Contrast Workaround?

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From: Jonathan Avila
Date: Sep 19, 2014 4:34PM


> >Section 508 had some leeway when it came to color combinations with
1194.21(b), essentially asking that applications respect user settings.

At this point many Federal agencies are testing for/requiring contrast requirements from WCAG 2 Level AA. The baseline recommended by the CIO Council's accessibility committee has included this contrast requirement and the Section 508 refresh will almost certainly be going this route hopefully in addition to requiring operating system control over display options. Agencies have always had the ability to define procurement requirements around Section 508 -- getting them to be consistent and transparent, however, has been a challenge.

Jonathan

-----Original Message-----
From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Ryan E. Benson
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2014 6:27 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Color Contrast Workaround?

>Section 508 had some leeway when it came to color combinations with
1194.21(b), essentially asking that applications respect user settings.

you should be looking at 1194.22(c) for this not .21, unless you are creating a software application

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Ryan E. Benson

On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 6:15 PM, Jesse Hausler < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
wrote:

> 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,
> Jesse
>
> 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
> > > > > > list messages to <EMAIL REMOVED>
> >
> > > list messages to <EMAIL REMOVED>
>