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Accessibility: Color Contrast

Learn about this crucial aspect of web design that ensures optimal readability and accessibility for all users

Why is color contrast important?

  • It plays a vital role in ensuring that content is easily distinguishable for users with visual impairments or other disabilities

  • High color contrast improves readability, particularly for individuals with visual impairments, color blindness, or other visual disabilities. It allows content to be discernible even in low-light conditions.

  • Adhering to color contrast guidelines is essential to meet accessibility standards such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 or 2.2, ensuring equal access to information for all users.

Ensure your text has a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1 against its background. This makes content readable for everyone, especially people with visual impairments. 

A great tool for checking color contrast is WebAIM's Contrast checker.

Your website's colors can be found and edited in the Advanced Theme Editor under your preferences tab. 

For a step-by-step guide please follow the instructions below.