Colour contrast is really important to me, and lots of other people with partial sight. I don’t use any enlarging software – Firefox works well enough, even if some sites break, which they often do. Sadly most web site designers and builders simply don’t get it.
So here I go, harping on about it again.
www.456bereastreet.com was recommended as a useful site for access info. Well maybeâ€¦ If we want our sites and the information they contain to be credible then we have to walk the talk. Here’s an example of a site where they just don’t quite get it.
The site is generally grey text on a white background, which actually meets the accessibility standard for colour contrast. But wait there’s more. The site attempts to helpfully offer a high contrast option which fails miserably on almost all counts, passing just one colour blindness test. The measurement tool I use is from Vision Australia, based on the W3C standard, and gives accurate, trustworthy and reliable results in my experience.
You really gotta wonder!