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Re: contrast ration for very large text


From: Ben Regis
Date: Oct 6, 2017 2:56AM

HI Angela

As far as I'm aware, there isn't anything you can do to meet WCAG 2.0 AA other than increase the contrast ratio - automated tools like WAVE and aXE will give a fail with that contrast ratio even with 1000px text. Making it a bit darker at #00A879 will give the required 3:1 ratio.

Kind regards


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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Angela French
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Subject: [WebAIM] contrast ration for very large text

So we are working on a new set of colors for our website and I am testing color combos for contrast. Our h1 headings are set in a background color that runs across the entire page. The new color we'd like to use is #00c18B with white text. This only has a contrast ratio of 2.33:1. However the font is set at 3em which is about 36px on my monitor. Is there any leeway for XL type?

Thank you,

Angela French
Internet/Intranet Specialist
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges