Colour contrast and readability

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  • Torsten Bronger
    It is frustrating to see that this rather simple request is now pending for three years. Note that no site redesign is necessary -- a few almost trivial changes to th CSS file would not spoil the design and help our eyes. :-)
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  • Torsten Bronger
    FWIW, a workaround for Chrome users is to install the extension "Stylebot" and add for the URL pattern "orcid.org" the style: body { font-family: sans-serif; color: black }
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  • Alainna Wrigley

    Thanks for your suggestions to improve the ORCID Registry.

    We've updated our colour scheme to more contrasting colours for readability along with changing to an open source font that offers multi-lingual support. Let us know if you have any additional comments.

    Warm regards,
    ORCID Community Team

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  • Andy Mabbett
    Thank you for the update, and recent improvements to the site. However most of the colour combinations in use still give poor accessibility. The most glaring is the word "search" in the search bar, but - for example - the blue links (#338CAF on #F4F4F4 or #E1E2E3 backgrounds) are also of insufficient contrast to meet the WCAG 2.0 standard. Please reopen the ticket. I recommend the "Colour Contrast Analyser" tool at [1] for quickly checking contrasts between colours. Other good tools are [2] and [3]. [1] http://www.visionaustralia.org/business-and-professionals/digital-access-consulting/resources/downloads [2] http://juicystudio.com/services/luminositycontrastratio.php [3] http://juicystudio.com/article/colour-contrast-analyser-firefox-extension.php
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  • Demeranville, Tom

    You'll all be glad to hear we're in the process of addressing accessibility.  A couple of changes coming real soon include improving the way the site renders in screen readers, and adjusting our colour palette to improve contrast as per WCAG guidelines.  Both of these are under development as I type and we are actively working towards meeting WCAG21.  Apologies this has taken so long.

     

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