Colour contrast

Colour contrast

Colour contrast

Colour contrast


Many of our Guides mention colour contrast. While the requirements are straight forward at first, as you layer on more interactivity, the requirements become overwhelming.

Topics

Topics

Accessibility requirements

Our guidelines offer best practices to help make our sites and mobile and web apps more accessible for everyone. Accessibility is a legal requirement, mandated by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). All of our vendors and partners must follow these guidelines as well.

Learn more about accessibility requirements

Accessibility requirements

Our guidelines offer best practices to help make our sites and mobile and web apps more accessible for everyone. Accessibility is a legal requirement, mandated by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). All of our vendors and partners must follow these guidelines as well.

Learn more about accessibility requirements

Colour contrast introduction

The contrast of the foreground and background on text must be rich enough so that users can differentiate between elements. The contrast between other design elements like visible states, images with text, different types of elements, charts, graphs, keyboard only visible content, and maps add complexities to meeting colour contrast requirements. Discover how to create proper contrast to see if your designs meets the requirements.

Learn more about colour contrast

Colour contrast introduction

The contrast of the foreground and background on text must be rich enough so that users can differentiate between elements. The contrast between other design elements like visible states, images with text, different types of elements, charts, graphs, keyboard only visible content, and maps add complexities to meeting colour contrast requirements. Discover how to create proper contrast to see if your designs meets the requirements.

Learn more about colour contrast

Accessible images & descriptive (alt) text

Always communicate meaningful visual information (images, charts, icons, branding content) to people who are blind, have low vision, or have cognitive disabilities.

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Accessible images & descriptive (alt) text

Always communicate meaningful visual information (images, charts, icons, branding content) to people who are blind, have low vision, or have cognitive disabilities.

Learn more about accessible images & descriptive (alt) text

Distinct elements

For an accessible experience for all users, design elements like headers, tables, and buttons need to be clear. The functionality of links and buttons should be clear to page visitors too so that they can complete the page function.

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Distinct elements

For an accessible experience for all users, design elements like headers, tables, and buttons need to be clear. The functionality of links and buttons should be clear to page visitors too so that they can complete the page function.

Learn more about distinct elements

Communicate the current state

Communicating the current state to our users lets them know if something has been selected or not amongst other indicators. It’s also important for digital wayfinding. Clearly outlining this is important as users will interact with products differently.

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Communicate the current state

Communicating the current state to our users lets them know if something has been selected or not amongst other indicators. It’s also important for digital wayfinding. Clearly outlining this is important as users will interact with products differently.

Learn more about communicating the current state

Announce state changes and errors

Be sure to announce the state change to our customers, especially any error messages, by using visual cues along with text to describe what has happened.

Learn more about announcing state changes and errors

Announce state changes and errors

Be sure to announce the state change to our customers, especially any error messages, by using visual cues along with text to describe what has happened.

Learn more about announcing state changes and errors

Designing for colour-blindness

Colour blindness or colour vision deficiency must be taken into account when designing products. When one person sees blue another may see yellow.

Learn more about designing for colour-blindness

Designing for colour-blindness

Colour blindness or colour vision deficiency must be taken into account when designing products. When one person sees blue another may see yellow.

Learn more about designing for colour-blindness

Accessibility requirements

Our guidelines offer best practices to help make our sites and mobile and web apps more accessible for everyone. Accessibility is a legal requirement, mandated by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). All of our vendors and partners must follow these guidelines as well.

Learn more about accessibility requirements

Accessibility requirements

Our guidelines offer best practices to help make our sites and mobile and web apps more accessible for everyone. Accessibility is a legal requirement, mandated by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). All of our vendors and partners must follow these guidelines as well.

Learn more about accessibility requirements

Colour contrast introduction

The contrast of the foreground and background on text must be rich enough so that users can differentiate between elements. The contrast between other design elements like visible states, images with text, different types of elements, charts, graphs, keyboard only visible content, and maps add complexities to meeting colour contrast requirements. Discover how to create proper contrast to see if your designs meets the requirements.

Learn more about colour contrast

Colour contrast introduction

The contrast of the foreground and background on text must be rich enough so that users can differentiate between elements. The contrast between other design elements like visible states, images with text, different types of elements, charts, graphs, keyboard only visible content, and maps add complexities to meeting colour contrast requirements. Discover how to create proper contrast to see if your designs meets the requirements.

Learn more about colour contrast

Accessible images & descriptive (alt) text

Always communicate meaningful visual information (images, charts, icons, branding content) to people who are blind, have low vision, or have cognitive disabilities.

Learn more about accessible images & descriptive (alt) text

Accessible images & descriptive (alt) text

Always communicate meaningful visual information (images, charts, icons, branding content) to people who are blind, have low vision, or have cognitive disabilities.

Learn more about accessible images & descriptive (alt) text

Distinct elements

For an accessible experience for all users, design elements like headers, tables, and buttons need to be clear. The functionality of links and buttons should be clear to page visitors too so that they can complete the page function.

Learn more about distinct elements

Distinct elements

For an accessible experience for all users, design elements like headers, tables, and buttons need to be clear. The functionality of links and buttons should be clear to page visitors too so that they can complete the page function.

Learn more about distinct elements

Communicate the current state

Communicating the current state to our users lets them know if something has been selected or not amongst other indicators. It’s also important for digital wayfinding. Clearly outlining this is important as users will interact with products differently.

Learn more about communicating the current state

Communicate the current state

Communicating the current state to our users lets them know if something has been selected or not amongst other indicators. It’s also important for digital wayfinding. Clearly outlining this is important as users will interact with products differently.

Learn more about communicating the current state

Announce state changes and errors

Be sure to announce the state change to our customers, especially any error messages, by using visual cues along with text to describe what has happened.

Learn more about announcing state changes and errors

Announce state changes and errors

Be sure to announce the state change to our customers, especially any error messages, by using visual cues along with text to describe what has happened.

Learn more about announcing state changes and errors

Designing for colour-blindness

Colour blindness or colour vision deficiency must be taken into account when designing products. When one person sees blue another may see yellow.

Learn more about designing for colour-blindness

Designing for colour-blindness

Colour blindness or colour vision deficiency must be taken into account when designing products. When one person sees blue another may see yellow.

Learn more about designing for colour-blindness

Tools

Tools

Apply your TELUS knowledge by using the Tools below. Click into each of the tools and find out how to access and use each one.

Apply your TELUS knowledge by using the Tools below. Click into each of the tools and find out how to access and use each one.