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RE: Contrast issue


From: Glenda Watson Hyatt
Date: Apr 27, 2006 10:30PM

John S. Britsios writes:

For our site's main navigation we have white text over a graphic with a
gradient from darker to lighter orange.
The contrast here is not very great. See here: http://www.webnauts.net

However, if the graphics are turned off in the browser, or the style
sheet is turned off, the contrast is 100% efficient.

Is this an accessibility violation?

Glenda muses:

I'm not sure if it is a 'violation' per se, but I'm thinking people with
colour blindness or low vision, who surf with the graphics or stylesheets
turned on, may have difficulty seeing the white on orange. White on purple
may be more contrasting.



Glenda Watson Hyatt, Principal
Soaring Eagle Communications
Accessible websites. Accessible content. Accessible solutions.
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