In our article for WCAG
All of this WCAG stuff is broken down into different conformance levels, described as "A", "AA", and "AAA". The standards for accessibility increase over each level, with level AAA being the highest. The ratio of 4.5:1, which we discussed in WCAG 1.4.3, is the AA standard for
Let's go back to that example from the New Yorker that we looked at in our post for WCAG 1.4.3. As you may recall, we used a
The analyser detects a ratio of 4.6:1, which only just passes the AA contrast standard. Unfortunately, the good people at the New Yorker will have to choose a darker color if they want to step it up to level AAA.
The exceptions for this guideline are pretty much the same as those we described in our post for WCAG 1.4.3. Like with WCAG 1.4.3, there is no contrast requirement for logos or incidental text, such as text that's used for purely decorative purposes or something like an infographic, where the text is a component of an image with other visual elements.
Similarly, there is a lower contrast requirement for large text. Text that is 18 point or 14