Session type:


Presented by:

Roger Attrill

Linguamatics, an IQVIA company

Session time:

07 Jun 11:15 12:00

Session duration:

45 minutes

About the session

Using colour to present information should be a simpler aspect of design. However, start catering for how different people perceive colour, and suddenly things get very messy indeed. 

Learn how, when it comes to colour contrast, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) surprisingly creates as many problems as it solves.

Learn what's coming in WCAG 3 and take away an awareness of being biased by our tools (not always in the right direction), and some new tools to try instead.

Participant Takeaways: 

  • Gain a raised awareness that what we do is often defined by our tools, and how being aware of the issues around the tools and the guidance can help us design better
  • Prepare for changes relating to colour and contrast in WCAG 3 and identify some steps you can take now - as well as those that you definitely shouldn't.

A11y, Accessibility, Colour, Contrast, Design, Human Perception, Standards, UX, Visualisation, WCAG

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