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Re: help with contrast issue on button


From: Lovely, Brian (CONT)
Date: Mar 7, 2017 12:44PM

So, based on the formula, this text (which is 14px and normal weight) would have to be increased to at least 24px or 19px and bold.

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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Angela French
Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 2:39 PM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] help with contrast issue on button

I see that I forgot to put the :hover color in since I was working with inline css on my experiment. Currently we scale back the intensity of the orange on hover. That is what I would do with the new button as well.

Angela French

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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Swift, Daniel P.
Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 11:37 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] help with contrast issue on button

Someone else might be able to speak more intelligently on the subject than me, but when I researched the algorithm about 6-12 months ago, I found that it was pretty involved. Now I just use this site and call it a day (link above signature).

I would be curious to know if what you found is even an issue since the color/font size passes on load but changes on hover ... the user already knows what the link is prior to interaction. Alternatively, since it seems like you don't have much choice with color, can you give some other indication (border, shadow, transition, transform, etc.) that the button is active or about to become active?

Contrast checker:

Dan Swift
Web Technical Specialist
Enterprise Services
West Chester University
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