What does this mean?

To comply with WCAG AA, the colour of text must sufficiently contrast with its background color, so that people with moderate visual impairments can read it.

The contrast ratio must be at least 4.5:1 for body text, and 3:1 for large text.

A much more demanding version of this check (1.4.6) exists for WCAG AAA. Ignoring an issue in this check will also ignore it in that check, and vice versa.

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How close this website is to fixing this issue.

Example use Found on page Occurrences
PDF, 126 KB

Contrast is 2.32, needs to be 4.5

Closing Date

Contrast is 4.22, needs to be 4.5

Monitoring fair and humane treatment of people in prison or immigration detention

Contrast is 3.21, needs to be 4.5

36 distinct issues were found in the sample of 125 web pages.
More results from Independent Monitoring Boards of Prisons, Immigration, Removal Centres and Short Term Holding Rooms