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
J

Contrast is 1.51, needs to be 3

24
Jan

Contrast is 1.51, needs to be 4.5

1
Patient Experience Team

Contrast is 2.38, needs to be 4.5

26
NHS Borders: SCBD

Contrast is 2.46, needs to be 4.5

2
NHS Borders: SCBD

Contrast is 2.46, needs to be 4.5

2
Corporate information

Contrast is 2.97, needs to be 4.5

124
Dentist

Contrast is 2.97, needs to be 4.5

122
Dentist

Contrast is 2.97, needs to be 3

122
Dentist

Contrast is 2.54, needs to be 4.5

49
Search

Contrast is 2.64, needs to be 4.5

5
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