An image-based visual strategy for working with color contrasts during design
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Original versionSandnes FE. An image-based visual strategy for working with color contrasts during design. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 2018;10896 LNCS:35-42 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94277-3_7
Many websites do not satisfy minimum contrast requirements. One reason could be that designers must select colors through trial and error using contrast calculators. This paper presents a visual framework for working with color contrasts. The foreground and background colors are detected automatically, and views are presented to simulate how a design is viewed with different levels of reduced vision. Moreover, saturation-brightness plots are introduced to help make valid color choices. Color corrections are proposed and visualized.