A text color does not have enough contrast with the background image or color

Compliance Data & User Impact

User Impact: Major

60% Complete

Disabilities Affected:

  • color blind
  • learning disablities

WCAG Version:
2

WCAG Levels:

  • AA

WCAG Guidelines:

Solution Techniques:

Automated Test Accuracy:
High

uTester Severity:
3

DRRSAG Designations:

  • general

How to Fix the Problem

The minimum contrast ratio between the text color and its background color should be above 4.5:1. Use any color contrast tool for adjusting the colors, until their contrast ratio is compliant.

The Algorithm, in Simple Terms

Engine scans through the text and compares the foreground and background color for a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1 .

Why Is it Important?

The content using the minimum contrast ratio can be read by people with moderately low vision or people who do not see the full range of color.

Additional Information

This is an alternative solution: https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG21/Techniques/general/G174

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