Creating Accessible Digital Content VI

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:45pm

Core Skills: Color and Contrast

Using color in documents and web pages requires careful consideration.  Color and contrast can help you communicate more effectively, as well as providing visual organization for content.  However, not everyone sees things the same way you do. Some users might magnify text, which can change the way that colors look, while others might have older computer monitors with different color calibration settings.  

The most important things to keep in mind when using color are

Never use color alone to show emphasis

Make sure your colors have strong contrasts between them

To learn more about how to use color and contrast effectively, check out Accessible U’s Color Contrast page.