Contrast Analyser, Version 2.1

Posted on Monday, 15 September 2008 by Steve Faulkner

The WAT- C Colour Contrast Analyser has been updated to reflect changes in WCAG 2.0

Some important clarifications are now included:

Note:

  1. Text or images of text that are part of an inactive user interface component, that are pure decoration, that are incidental text in an image, or that are not visible to anyone, have no minimum contrast requirement.
  2. Text that is part of a logo or brand name has no minimum contrast requirement.

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The Mac version and other language versions will be updated soonish. Thanks to Andrew Arch for bring providing the updates!


About Steve Faulkner

Steven is the Senior Web Accessibility Consultant and Technical Director, TPG Europe. He joined The Paciello Group in 2006 and was previously a Senior Web Accessibility Consultant at Vision Australia. He is the creator and lead developer of the Web Accessibility Toolbar accessibility testing tool. Steve is a member of several groups, including the W3C HTML Working Group and the W3C Protocols and Formats Working Group. He is an editor of several specifications at the W3C including HTML 5.1, Using WAI-ARIA in HTML and HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives. He also develops and maintains HTML5accessibility

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