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Re: FW: non-underlined link - will bolding meet contrast requirement?


From: Thad C
Date: Jun 22, 2016 2:02PM

I definitely defer to Jared on this. Sorry if my statement indicating that
making a font bold may, in some cases, increase contrast was missleading
.... always learning.

On Jun 22, 2016 12:57 PM, "Jared Smith" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> If the links are made bold, then they are no longer relying solely on
> color to differentiate them from non-link text. Now bold is generally
> less discernible than underline, and as Caitlin noted, bold can also
> be used for emphasized text. While not optimal, I believe that bold
> text (especially if used with sufficient contrast differences) would
> be sufficient to meet the WCAG requirement for not relying on color
> alone.
> Bold text does not change the contrast ratio. WCAG does have a lower
> foreground-to-background ratio threshold for text that is 14 point and
> bold or larger, but this would not be applicable to the contrast
> requirement (3:1 ratio) for links vs. surrounding text for
> non-underlined links.
> Jared
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