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Re: Chrome Color Contrast Analyzer

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From: Beranek, Nicholas
Date: Aug 29, 2016 8:42AM


The tool adds a white stroke around the letters and applies a dark overlay. Since the output is not a true representation of the foreground and background, we cannot determine its color contrast ratio.

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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Dominic Capuano
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 5:05 PM
To: Lovely, Brian (CONT) < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Chrome Color Contrast Analyzer

Brian;

No, the heat maps are the output of the analysis.

Dominic

On Aug 26, 2016 3:52 PM, "Lovely, Brian (CONT)" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
wrote:

> What the heck do they look like "in the field"? I assume they don't
> look like those heat maps.
>
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> 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
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> 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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> -----Original Message-----
> 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
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> Alan Zaitchik | Senior Technologist / Senior Associate
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