Ensuring proper color contrast


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Ensuring proper color contrast

>> The size of the text and its ability to resize is not the only aspect of its style that effects how easy it is to read. The amount of contrast its color has compared to the background color is also very important. Let's look at how color contrast is measured, see if our page has sufficient color contrast so far and make changes where necessary. Color contrast is not specifically mentioned in section 508, but it is part of WCAG 1.0 and 2.0. in WCAG 1.0 the standard states ensure that foreground and background color combinations provide sufficient color contrast when viewed by someone having color deficits of when viewed on a black and white screen.

No actual measurement is given in the standard so we have no way of knowing what sufficient contrast means. There are a couple of ways of measuring color contrast that are currently being proposed. WCAG 2.0 sets a luminosity ratio that must be met. It states that the contrast ration of text and background must be at least five to one, exc...

Ensuring proper color contrast
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