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
To avoid catastrophic climate change we must reduce our carbon footprint

Contrast is 2.21, needs to be 4.5

In an emergency telephone the police on 999 

Contrast is 1.77, needs to be 4.5

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Contrast is 3.96, needs to be 4.5

Key dates in the history of Newport

Contrast is 4.48, needs to be 4.5


Contrast is 4.33, needs to be 4.5

Migrant workers do not include refugees or asylum seekers

Contrast is 2.59, needs to be 4.5

mosaics in St Paul's Walk

Contrast is 4.18, needs to be 4.5

147 distinct issues were found in the sample of 125 web pages.
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