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Re: Maroon on white turns to all white for individual with colorblindness?


From: Mallory
Date: May 23, 2018 7:07AM

Yeah, it sounds like the user's eye is not turning such a dark colour to white, but that it's happening somewhere in the hardware/software... I could be wrong but I'd be looking there to start.


On Mon, May 21, 2018, at 5:38 PM, Angela French wrote:
> Is it possible they have background colors turned off somehow?
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> Robert Fentress
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> Subject: [WebAIM] Maroon on white turns to all white for individual with
> colorblindness?
> Hello, all.
> We've recently had an anonymous report that an individual with some form
> of colorblindness (again, unspecified) has had an issue with a
> particular color combination that is central to our brand. It has to do
> with 36px text where the colors are #FFFFFF on #861F41, which is white
> on maroon.
> The report is that this user sees this combination as all white. The
> combination meets WCAG AAA color contrast requirements and appears
> visible in all colorblindness simulators we've tried, so, for the life
> of me, I can't imagine what could be causing this issue. We're trying
> to see if the person would be willing to self-identify, so we can
> confirm what is, at present, a second-hand report, but does anyone have
> any ideas on what could be causing this?
> Best,
> Rob
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