[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #6305: Inaccessible icons on HelpHub (and Support Forums)

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#6305: Inaccessible icons on HelpHub (and Support Forums)
 Reporter:  sabernhardt   |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect (bug)  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |  Milestone:
Component:  HelpHub       |   Keywords:
 1. On the [https://wordpress.org/support/ HelpHub front page], these icons
 are linked without any text inside them (empty links). Either the links
 could be removed from the icons to match the
 [https://wordpress.org/support/forums/ Support Forums page], or else the
 icons can be placed inside the links with the heading instead of having
 them separate.
 2. [https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG21/Techniques/general/G207 Accessibility
 guidelines] require a color contrast of at least 3:1 for icons against
 their background, and `#32373c` at 40% opacity is insufficient (2.2:1).
 3. The icon character can be hidden from screen readers with `aria-

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6305>
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