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Re: Color Contrast List?

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From: Trafford, Logan
Date: Apr 26, 2013 1:03PM


I've done the exercise for the fonts (on white background only) for Microsoft Word 2007 if that's any value to you.


Logan Trafford
Web Intermediate Systems Developer/Integrator
Operations Solutions & Services Branch
Information Technology Services Department
City of Ottawa
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From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Jared Smith
Sent: April 26, 2013 2:57 PM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Color Contrast List?

Just based on RGB colors (ignoring opacity, gradients, etc.) there are several trillion available combinations of foreground and background colors that would pass WCAG 2.0. So, no, there's not really a list or chart.

I remember seeing a W3C resource that had some examples of passing combinations, but cannot currently find it. But I don't think it's best to prescribe to a particular combination. Instead, it's best to design a well-thought out color scheme while using WCAG contrast checking tools (such as ours at http://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker/ or by using the WAVE tool
- http://wave.webaim.org/) to ensure that the color combinations would at least meet the minimal WCAG contrast thresholds.

Jared

On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 12:19 PM, TX Knight < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Does anyone know of a convenient list or chart of font and background
> colors that have been predetermined to pass WCAG standards?
> Thanks in advance,
> Sam
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