Color Accessibility

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Our Accessibility Standard

Standard 3: Color contrast is distinguishable but color is not essential to consume content.

Dive More into Color Contrast

Basic Color Use

  • Avoid reliance on color, font, or other sensory characteristics to convey meaning.

We recommend sticking with basic white backgrounds and black text when possible.

If you want to use colors to make your course more unique we recommend using the UTSA visual style guide with approved and color contrast verified options.

Colors in Blackboard

Colors in MS Office

Color Accessibility and Webpages

WebAim Contrast and Color Accessibility breaks down how to define colors, more information about contrast minimums, and evaluating content.

WebAim also has a Color Contrast Checker and a Link Color Contrast Checker.

Where Can I Go For Help?

Do you have questions? Click the button below to email our Digital Accessibility Team.