Ensuring your website features colors that are easy to discern should be highly prioritized on your web accessibility to-do list.
Before we even discuss conformance to web accessibility guidelines and legislative standards, the more contrast you have between your text and the various elements on your website, the more accessible it is to everyone. A website not appropriately contrasted could deter users from navigating its content, driving potential customers away.
For this reason, adjusting bright and dark high-contrast, shade, saturation, and more is highly important for your website performance.
Then, keeping in mind that there are people with disabilities such as sight impairments should also enter your considerations when choosing the colors for your website.
Color Contrast Checker
EqualWeb offers everyone that is interested in a web accessibility color checker our FREE Google Chrome Accessibility Checker.
The EqualWeb Google Chrome Checker is a free automated auditing tool for WCAG 2.1 conformance. It is an extension that can be installed instantly on your browser.
The cool thing about the Checker is that it is not restricted to just testing the colors on your website. It analyzes the site for all its components and provides a visual report about accessibility issues, including instructions and guidance on how to fix them.
It also automatically scans for Web content that meets legal and government regulations to accessibility.
How does it work?
To use the EqualWeb Accessibility Checker, simply click the EqualWeb icon on your chrome browser. The Checker will flag static and dynamic accessibility issues on your HTML pages filtered by the WCAG 2.1 A/AA/AAA conformance levels.
Importance of accessible colors
Even the White House has committed to offering accessibility enhancements to the wide public. Earlier in the year, we pointed to the new whitehouse.gov makeover that introduced the high contrast mode and a font toggle function to its website. In fact, it was one of the first steps undertaken by the Biden administration.
Adding adjustment tools for improving color performance on a website is not an option but a requirement under the law. The best method to ensure that your website is compliant with color adjustment standards is to conform to WCAG 2.1 Level AA guidelines.
We at EqualWeb provide the services that can elevate your website to the highest international web accessibility standards in no time.
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