The following image is a design that is raising concern over accessibility, due to the presence of a light speckled background texture, and possibly the color contrast between text and background. I would like to know if there are any legitimate accessibility issues, using WCAG 2.0 to Level A as a rule of thumb. I can't find much about background textures, but the WCAG guidelines have the following:
1.4.3 The visual presentation of text and has a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1 against the background.
I think it goes without saying that this satisfies the color contrast requirement, but could there be any particular issue with the textured background? What's the general rule of thumb on textured backgrounds? I couldn't find anything on WCAG, presumably because it's a highly subjective "use common sense" kind of thing.