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Re: Red on White fail Color Contrast?

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From: Jeremy Echols
Date: Nov 10, 2017 10:11AM


I'm seeing the same results on the webaim contrast checker: https://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker/

Looking at the small text, I would agree that it's just a bit painful to read. The larger text is definitely fine, though, so it'll depend on the font used for your messages.

You might consider #AD0000 as it's still a pretty strong red, but it passes at AAA even on smaller fonts. Or you could just go for #EE0000 if you want to preserve the closest possible "feel" while not violating WCAG AA, though IMO it's not as easy to read.

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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Joseph Sherman
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Subject: [WebAIM] Red on White fail Color Contrast?

My tools are telling me that plain "Red" (#FF0000) on "White" (#FFFFFF) fails the WCAG color contrast test with a 4:1 ratio. We have a lot of Red on White for error messages, notifications, etc.

Is this accurate? I would have thought standard Red on White would pass testing?


Joseph