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Web Accessibility Color Checker

August 21, 2022
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.

Contact us for more information and one of our accessibility representatives will get back to you pronto. Either write to us at info@equalweb.com or click on the link below:
https://www.equalweb.com/contactus.

What are the new guidelines of WCAG 2.2? How can you ensure your website is still accessible and compliant with the new updates? What does EqualWeb cover from the WCAG 2.2 requirements and what it does not? What has changed from WCAG 2.2 and what remained the same? We compiled all the answers in the following article.

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From now on, users can access accessibility functions like Voice Navigation, Color Adjustments, and Image Descriptors, among others. The Fnac website is now more accessible for users with different types of disabilities, including seniors.

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Closed captions for videos and audio content enable people with hearing impairments to understand the content. EqualWeb has become the first web accessibility vendor to provide a video and audio closed captions option for people with disabilities as part of its automatic services.

The unique benefit of the function is that it’s entirely automatic. Moreover, as the website owner, you can modify the automatic generic text if you find a mismatch between the video and the text (the AI may miss a few words here and there), using the Captions Editor in your dashboard.

The closed captions function includes a simple on-and-off activation button, a rating vote for feedback purposes, a new transcription window over the video or audio element, and a captions download option. The captions’ font conforms to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 standards for easily accessible fonts.

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