Guideline 1.4 - Distinguishable

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Make it easier for users to see and hear content including separating foreground from background.

Questions & Answers

How do I know whether an image of text is decorative?

Success Criterion 1.4.9: Images of Text (No Exception) states that text “used for pure decoration” is one of the few allowed uses for images of text. How do I know whether text is decorative?

  • decorative images
  • images
  • text

Is it an accessibility issue to hide content from mobile users?

My website has a form that disappears on small mobile screens to save space, but this is also causing it to disappear at large zoom sizes on desktops. Since I don't intend to have the form available to everyone anyway, is that really a Web...

  • mobile
  • reflow
  • wcag

Does dynamically changing text color meet accessibility requirements?

My website has text that changes color as you scroll. Text at the bottom of the screen is lightly colored, and is below minimum contrast. However, as the user scrolls, the text becomes darker and meets minimum contrast once it reaches the top half of...

  • contrast
  • interactive
  • text