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Silver (generic), a target conformance level
Gold (generic), a target conformance level
VRC (generic), Visual Readability Contrast
VC (generic), Visual Contrast
VA (generic), Visual Angle, in some contexts, Visual Acuity
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LVTF (generic), Low Vision Task Force
VCS (generic), Visual Contrast Subgroup of Silver
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CSS (generic), Cascading Style Sheets Specification
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MathML (generic), Mathematical Markup Language
SVG (generic), Scalable Vector Graphics
DOM (generic), Document Object Model
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