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
The Times Daily Quiz

Contrast is 2.25, needs to be 4.5

tuesday january 26 2021

Contrast is 3.85, needs to be 4.5

Below is all of the content currently available on The Times & The Sunday Times categorised by year and month to hel ...

Contrast is 2.75, needs to be 4.5

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Contrast is 2.86, needs to be 4.5

Visit UK site

Contrast is 2.86, needs to be 4.5


Contrast is 3.37, needs to be 4.5


Contrast is 4.08, needs to be 4.5

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Contrast is 3.11, needs to be 4.5

Word Watch

Contrast is 3.2, needs to be 4.5

From the first signs Russians were massing troops on the border, to the invasion and onslaught on besieged cities, T ...

Contrast is 4.48, needs to be 4.5

41 distinct issues were found in the sample of 125 web pages. Only the first 10 issues are shown here.
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