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Re: Contrast requirement for text box border (when focus isnot on)

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From: Jonathan Avila
Date: Mar 30, 2016 6:58AM


> I need feedback on contrast requirement of text box (form element) border, when the focus is not on that element.

It is currently not a requirement under WCAG 2 A/AA or Section 508. It is important for users with disabilities and is a good usability requirement.

Jonathan

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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Kaur, Gurpreet
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 10:31 PM
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Subject: [WebAIM] Contrast requirement for text box border (when focus is not on)

Accessibility SMEs,

I need feedback on contrast requirement of text box (form element) border, when the focus is not on that element. Looks like it is not a requirement in W3C. It is listed as recommendation. I would like to understand if this is a mandatory accessibility requirement or just a best practice for compliance with WCAG 'A' and 'AA' standards. Also is this a good usability requirement?
https://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/visual-audio-contrast-contrast.html

Providing sufficient color contrast for empty text fields (future link)

Thanks and regards,
Gurpreet