If one of your New Year’s resolutions is digging into content management tasks at your website with an eye toward accessibility, I have a terrific insider tip to make the job of color contrast compliance much easier.
I published an article at ArtsHacker that provides step by step instructions on how to use Kontrast, an extension for Chrome and Firefox browsers that allows you to quickly check and adjust color contrast for your website elements in real-time.
The extension comes in free and pro versions and I can’t recommend strongly enough how much of a bargain the $4.99 price tag is for the latter.
Typically, this is the sort of tool used by frontend web developers and designers but there’s zero reason why it won’t be equally useful to content managers, regardless of your skill level.
If you’re curious to learn more about why color contrast matters and why you’re content is almost certainly going to need tweaks, be sure to check out this article on the topic. It’s all part of a larger series about Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 requirements.