Principle 1 – Perceivable

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Description

Information and user interface components must be presentable to users in ways they can perceive.

Questions & Answers

Minimum font size?

I like the look of smaller text on the web. And even if the text is pretty normal size, some subheadings or small bits of info look nice if they are much smaller (thinking 12px or so). Is there a minimum font size that is...

  • CSS
  • text

Company colors don’t pass contrast guidelines.

The company colors don't pass contrast guidelines, and the entire site is built on that color scheme. Are there any exceptions to this rule, and if so, what would you suggest?

  • branding
  • color

Can I specify the language of specific parts of my page?

As an example, let's suppose I want to write the following. 'The french word bonjour means hello in english.' My sites language is english, but I would like screen readers to know that 'bonjour' is written in french. Is that something I should even bother...

  • building content
  • translations

Are animated gifs okay to have?

If I have a gif on a site that loops continuously. Is that okay or does it violated the 'can't have repeating flashing stuff' rule?

  • flashes
  • gif
  • images