[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #32490: New user: spacing could be increased about input field

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Mon Jun 15 18:06:00 UTC 2015

#32490: New user: spacing could be increased about input field
 Reporter:  karmatosed    |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Users         |     Version:  3.8
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-patch   |     Focuses:  ui

Comment (by joedolson):

 As with any error message, the real problem here is that the error is only
 being conveyed with color. The fact that the color is below contrast
 guidelines when contrasted with the background is significantly less
 important than the lack of an error indicator that isn't purely based on
 color. For a screen reader user, for example, this is completely
 meaningless, regardless of the color used.

 There should be included text that indicates that there's an error and
 explicitly describes it, e.g. "Error: Email is required". With that
 included, the color doesn't actually matter - it's a purely supplemental
 indicator, rather than the sole indicator.

 Caveat: I didn't check whether this indicator includes hidden screen
 reader text. If it does, then that's fine for users of screen readers, but
 still a problem for people with other vision impairments.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/32490#comment:3>
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