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Thread: Re: Alternate means of conveying color-coded information
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On 3/19/07, Mary < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> I recently saw the following assertion: the "title=" attribute is accepted practice for providing accessibility support and provides users with information as an alternative to the use of color.
> While I do not claim to have deep accessibility knowledge or insight, I've been working with web accessibility for a few years now and this is new to me. I would very much appreciate comments about this practice from this list.
As far as I know, the title attribute isn't read by default unless its
on form elements where it can be helpful. So I would say that using it
to convey meaning would be bad practice.
You could offer various versions (useing different color/tone pallets), as
there are incredibly few people with colour blindness who are blind to all
colours. So if I (I'm colour blind) could cycle through some options I'd be
Generaly speaking if someone can't distinguish between reds and greens (like
me) they can see sharp contrast between yellow and blue (and vice versa).
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