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Color on Color – Is This Readable??? Short Answer (NO!) & Long Answer (Official Contrast Checker)

Updated on: Jun 4th, 2024
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Is “color on color” hard to read?

Short answer: YES.

Long answer: Let’s do an official color contrast check: https://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker/

You’ll also see how to fix it.

What’s Inside

0:00 Intro to Yellow on Red Example from Workshop

0:16 The Short Answer (Avoid Color on Color)

0:29 The Long Answer (Color Contrast Check)

1:35 Rules for Regular vs. Large Text

2:05 How Do We Fix It??

2:43 The Before-After Difference

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Ann K. Emery is a sought-after speaker who is determined to get your data out of spreadsheets and into stakeholders’ hands. Each year, she leads more than 100 workshops, webinars, and keynotes for thousands of people around the globe. Her design consultancy also overhauls graphs, publications, and slideshows with the goal of making technical information easier to understand for non-technical audiences.

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