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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#42741 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

Twenty Ten: improve contrast on link/meta gray

Reported by: mackensen's profile mackensen Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.1
Component: Bundled Theme Keywords:
Focuses: accessibility Cc:


This is the same issue as #14794, but the goal posts have shifted a little and 777 fails 4.5:1 contrast against FFF. Slightly darkening the gray to 757575 passes WCAG level AA on contrast. I used WebAIM's tool to verify the contrast. Compare 777 against FFF and 757575 against FFF.

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This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #accessibility by chetan200891. View the logs.

6 years ago

#2 @davidakennedy
5 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hi there @mackensen! Thanks for creating this ticket and bringing accessibility to the forefront.

Even though colors have been changed after launch in the past on Twenty Ten, it's not something I'd do at this point, even for an improvement in accessibility. Here's why:

  • The theme is the oldest default theme, and I'd rather put effort into the newer themes where needed. (Even though this would be simple.)
  • Even a simple color change would mean altering the appearance of 200,000-plus sites, and not all site owners may be happy with that.
  • Some of the newer default themes do meet WCAG 2.0 AA color contrast standards, as the community got better at this as we built new themes.
  • This can be tweaked with CSS in the Customizer without the need for a child theme, if it's important to the site owner.

Thanks again for bringing this up though! And if you're interested in accessibility, WordPress has a team that you can contribute to:

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