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Re: color contrast on 60pt logo letters


From: David Ashleydale
Date: Mar 28, 2013 4:47PM

Hi Angela,

It's an interesting thought: since the current color contrast standard in
WCAG has different targets based on a certain font size threshold, could a
higher threshold be created with less stringent contrast requirements? The
guideline says 18 points and higher, but it does seem like the requirement
would be a little eased for 60 point text. I know there was some
experimentation and math that went into deciding on the 18 points
threshold, and the decision that it should be 4.5:1 below that font size
and 3:1 above it. I guess the same process could be done for other font
sizes. I don't recall seeing that anyone's done it, though.


On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 3:15 PM, Angela French < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> I've created a logo in Photoshop that uses 60pt bold block san-serif font
> that is orange on a white background. The color contrast checker at
> http://snook.ca/technical/colour_contrast/colour.html says that this
> fails but shows the failure for 18pt body copy. Does anyone know of a
> checker I might use that would take into account such large letters? The
> color is a gradient that runs from dark to light : efa544 to ffcd18.
> Thank you for any advice.
> Angela French
> Internet Specialist
> State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
> 360-704-4316
> http://www.checkoutacollege.com/
> > > >