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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Example use Found on page Occurrences
There are a few different ways to get in touch with us, depending on how we can help you. Scroll down to see the one ...

Contrast is 1, needs to be 4.5

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Contrast is 1.59, needs to be 4.5


Contrast is 2.1, needs to be 4.5

Select Language Afrikaans Albanian Amharic Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Basque Belarusian Bengali Bosnian Bulgarian C ...

Contrast is 2.67, needs to be 4.5

Language Translate:

Contrast is 3.42, needs to be 4.5

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Contrast is 3.81, needs to be 4.5

Community Safety Strategy

Contrast is 4, needs to be 4.5


Contrast is 3.25, needs to be 4.5


Contrast is 3.95, needs to be 4.5

Compliments, comments or complaints

Contrast is 3.54, needs to be 4.5

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