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Re: Chrome Color Contrast Analyzer

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From: Lovely, Brian (CONT)
Date: Aug 26, 2016 1:52PM


What the heck do they look like "in the field"? I assume they don't look like those heat maps.

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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Dominic Capuano (gmail)
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 3:37 PM
To: 'Alan Zaitchik'; <EMAIL REMOVED>
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Chrome Color Contrast Analyzer

Alan;

Case 1: Fail
Case 2: Fail
Case 3: Fail
Case 4: Pass
Case 5: Fail

When I have decided if something passes or fails after applying the heat map I usually ask myself "Does what I see still resemble letters?" Except for #4 your examples do not.

I hope this helps.

Dominic Capuano
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From: Alan Zaitchik [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2016 12:01 AM
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Subject: [WebAIM] Chrome Color Contrast Analyzer

I was told that the Chrome Color Contrast Analyzer is the best way to tell if there is sufficient color contrast between text and background color because it actually works off the resolved images that the user will see.
But I am not always sure whether the heat map generated indicates a pass or a failure. It's not exactly a binary "legible" or "illegible" that often results.
Can someone help by taking a look at the samples I've arranged at http://52.10.42.88/test/index.html ? Would you consider these passes or failures? I am deliberately not sharing the original html pages since that would influence your ability to comprehend what you see in these heat maps.
If there are other tools as easy to use as this one but which give results easier to interpret as passes or failures, I'm eager to hear what they are.
Thanks,
A


Alan Zaitchik | Senior Technologist / Senior Associate

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