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Re: color contrast on 60pt logo letters

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From: Angela French
Date: Mar 29, 2013 9:27AM


Are you referring to the WAVE toolbar or the Accessibility Toolbar?

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>Sent: Friday, March 29, 2013 5:56 AM
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>Subject: Re: [WebAIM] color contrast on 60pt logo letters
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>There is a nice Firefox extension available for Juicy Studio that checks for text
>size/color and up to WCAG 2.0 AAA
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>https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/gez-lemon/?src=api
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>Download the extension to your desktop and then drag/drop onto Firefox
>and restart Firefox.
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>Robbie Ann Kohn
>CGI
>Senior Consultant/Accessibility & Usability
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> <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of David Ashleydale
>Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2013 6:48 PM
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>Subject: Re: [WebAIM] color contrast on 60pt logo letters
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>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.
>
>David
>
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>On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 3:15 PM, Angela French < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
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>> 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
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