The AccessibilityAccessibilityAccessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Team shares accessibility expertise across the project to improve the accessibility of WordPress coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and resources.
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Color contrast is an important issue to address for the accessibilityAccessibilityAccessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) of your website. It should be considered for foreground (text and other elements) and background colors (or images), but also between elements and hover or focus states.
Color contrast should be high enough for good readability, but should not be too bright for people with sensitive eyes or cognitive problems.There are no WCAGWCAGWCAG is an acronym for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. These guidelines are helping make sure the internet is accessible to all people no matter how they would need to access the internet (screen-reader, keyboard only, etc) https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/. criteria defining excessively high contrast, but very high contrast should be used selectively.
Using color to differentiate between elements on a page is fine. However, you should avoid using color as the only visual means to differentiate parts of a page. For example,
error, success, or note messages
links in the content
active, hover or focus states
display information updates
Use additional styling to indicate types of information including a change of shape or decoration. For example:
Change symbols in addition to color
Underline links that are embedded in text
Grouped links in sidebars, footers, or in navigation menus frequently don’t need to be underlined. If it is obvious in context that the text is a link, underlines are not required. However, in many cases underlining can increase the usability of your website.
Links not underlined – color blind users may have trouble distinguish links from text.
Color used as the only indicator for information or functionality
The easiest way to check whether your website is usable for colorblind people is to test it in grayscale. When the color information is extracted, you can more easily see whether your website is still understandable.