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
Site by Pingala Media

Contrast is 1.84, needs to be 4.5

Press Statements

Contrast is 2.46, needs to be 4.5


Contrast is 2.41, needs to be 4.5


Contrast is 2.85, needs to be 4.5

16/11/2020 No need for Speed - Road Safety Week 2020

Contrast is 3.3, needs to be 4.5

20/11/2020 @ 18:27 Car crashes in garage - one casualty trapped

Contrast is 4, needs to be 4.5

Fire and crime safety videos for ages 5- 18

Contrast is 3.58, needs to be 4.5

Book your FREE home visit, which includes free smoke alarms here.

Contrast is 3.97, needs to be 4.5

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