Unit 11: Intro to Photoshop
Unit 12: Design Accessibility
Unit 13: Product Design Thinking
Unit 14: User Experience Design
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Unit 18: Personal Branding
Unit 19: Case Studies
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Unit 21: Career Coaching
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Important Exceptions

While using color contrast checker to ensure your color passes accessibility standards is a must, there are two colors that are the exceptions.

The first color is medium shades of blue. If you use a color contrast checker, only darker text color passes the checker. But if we look at it, darker colored text not only doesn’t look good but is also hard to read.

To investigate this more, researchers have surveyed users with different vision abilities. Even those with weaker vision abilities have reported that they are able to see white text better against medium blues.

The second color is a medium shade of orange. The same situation as medium blue applies here as well. The vast majority of surveyed users have reported that they see white against orange better.

This leads us to recommend using white or very light colored text against medium blue and orange and disregard the contrast checker.

Remember, if the shades or tints of these two hues change more drastically to, for example, a much lighter tint or a much darker shade, this exception will no longer apply. Blue and orange colors of around medium saturation can use this exception. Other lighter or darker tints and shades, not so much.

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