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

Contrast is 4.14, needs to be 4.5

Search for our latest research, briefings, consultations and reports, which are informed by the views of children an ...

Contrast is 3.1, needs to be 4.5

19th October 2020

Contrast is 2.68, needs to be 4.5

How we can help

Contrast is 3.49, needs to be 4.5

Find your local Children in Care Council on IMO

Contrast is 3.49, needs to be 4.5


Contrast is 4.44, needs to be 4.5

Report | 24th August 2020

Contrast is 3.14, needs to be 4.5

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Contrast is 3.2, needs to be 4.5

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