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Re: checking for contrast errors


From: Jim Allan
Date: Oct 3, 2017 12:44PM

on Wave there are 3 buttons on the top Styles, No Styles, and Contrast.
Clicking on the Contrast button, shows the 4 errors.
but I can't find them on the page either.
3 of the 4 errors are the same color combo #000000 and #252525
the last one is #ffeeb5 and #f9f9f9
In your css you define the foreground AND background for most elements.
Given that, still can't find the offending combinations anywhere. One of
the things I do to find "hidden" low contrast text is to select all on the
page to highlight everything. poor contrast (forgotten heml elements
because of contrast) pop out. That is not the case on your page.
I think this is a wave team question


On Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 12:31 PM, Sandy Feldman < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> hey all,
> http://imerciv.com/i/test.html
> I have a page up that is kicking up some contrast errors. I am using WAVE
> and checkmycolours.com to check it. WAVE finds 4 errors on the dark style
> sheet. Check my colours finds 40 on a combination of both dark and light
> styles.
> The problem is I can't find the errors on the page or in the css. Are
> these false positives, or am I missing something? (probably missing
> something.)
> Is there a contrast check utility that you like? One that does a whole
> page at once?
> thanks so much, Sandy
> > > > >

Jim Allan, Accessibility Coordinator
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