3 Tools to Check Color Contrast

Color contrast is a major accessibility issue on a web page. The greater the amount of contrast, the better the readability is for a page. The most contrast you can get is black text on a white background. Things go downhill from there. The degree of readability loss with colors other than black and white can be determined by a mathematical formula.

Three of the best tools for checking color contrast are:

Each of the tools will report back to you with a score for your page’s contrast. If your colors don’t have enough contrast for readability, you’ll get the bad news quickly with one of these tools.

2 thoughts on “3 Tools to Check Color Contrast”

    1. Peter, I usually automatically trash comments like this containing a link, but I looked at your contrast checker and it is very nice and quite simple. A good resource.

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