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


From: Jared Smith
Date: Jun 22, 2016 2:31PM

Thad -

You're statement is correct - making something bold does increase it's
relative visible contrast - but it does not change the contrast ratio
as determined by WCAG.


On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 2:02 PM, Thad C < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> 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.
> Thaddeus
> 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
>> >> >> >> >>
> > > >