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Re: Is color alone for links, with enough color contrast, sufficient - SC 1.4.1. A


From: glen walker
Date: Jan 26, 2022 2:57PM

Feels like a slippery slope and it's too bad the understanding section is
making it easier to create something that should be very obvious. I'm
still going to recommend that links look different from regular text with
more than just a color (or luminance) difference. We all know there's lots
of stuff that can pass WCAG but isn't a great UX. You have some great
examples of this in your "These aren't the SCs you're looking for..."
presentation such as the one-pixel focus indicator.


On Wed, Jan 26, 2022 at 12:52 PM Patrick H. Lauke < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> Not sure why it's not been updated yet in the published version
> https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG21/Understanding/use-of-color, but if you
> check the latest editor's draft version
> https://w3c.github.io/wcag/understanding/use-of-color.html it now
> clarifies that a 3:1 contrast ratio already counts as a a second visual
> cue other than color - so nominally, the underline on hover/focus is not
> needed to pass the SC.