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10 colour contrast checking tools to improve the accessibility of your design

Posted by larryrussell on September 17, 2007

10 colour contrast checking tools to improve the accessibility of your design
From 456 Berea Street is a nice list of tools that will help with picking colors when designing web sites. People with color blindness or other visual impairments may have problems with some color combinations. Highlights a problem that some may not think about when picking colors.

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3 Responses to “10 colour contrast checking tools to improve the accessibility of your design”

  1. stephennason said

    I really liked this guy’s list of bad design practices. I think he hits just about everything.

  2. nfilippou said

    This article points out the importance of providing good color contrast for your web site. If your color schemes pose a problem for individuals that have visual impairments, then this becomes an accessibilty problem. I really liked the array of color contrast tools. I will definately use them in the future. Here is another book mark for me!!!

    Nick

  3. kcoll26 said

    I am in love with this site! I like the tools you can use to actually input the colors used on your site to verify color compliance. Or if you are deciding on a perfect color combination you can use the sliders to choose the color combination. This site will help to guarantee your site will have good contrast for people with visual impairments and for people with glares on the screen or just bad monitors. I see myself using this site often. Thanks!

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