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Re: color contrast on 60pt logo letters

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From: Bryan Garaventa
Date: Mar 28, 2013 4:49PM


I often use the one at
https://www.ssbbartgroup.com/reference/index.php/Color_Contrast_Checker
if it's helpful.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jared Smith" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2013 3:33 PM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] color contrast on 60pt logo letters


> On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 4:15 PM, Angela French < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> Does anyone know of a checker I might use that would take into account
>> such large letters?
>
> I think the best one is between your ears. A quick glance and a bit of
> common sense should readily indicate if the logo has sufficient
> contrast or not.
>
> If you're concerned with WCAG conformance, they treat all large text
> the same, and in this case the colors would not meet the minimal
> threshold for AAA. So you can either adjust the colors to meet the
> threshold, or if it looks like it it has sufficient contrast, just
> leave it and move on to more important matters.
>
> Orange (particularly your shades of burnt orange) is very difficult to
> fit into the WCAG requirements. I often joke that the guy that wrote
> the WCAG formula was clearly not a University of Texas fan.
>
> Jared
> > >