May 11th, 2010 2:02 am by Vincent Flanders
Vincent Flanders’ comments: For some reason, I decided to look at the White House’s home page. The top part of the page looks fine but, as I went down the page, the old bugaboo about contrast popped up. It’s especially problematic because the White House has a link at the bottom of the page that discusses accessibility . Ironically, the link is hard to read because of the lack of contrast.
I ran the page through AccessColor and was told:
Both color difference and color brightness do not meet the recommended standard for 2.88% of the total text.
Either color difference or color brightness does not meet the recommended standard for 20.77% of the total the text.
Text on background with images is for 47.93% of the total text. (Which makes it impossible for them to figure out the contrast levels.)
Here’s a screen capture of the results for those who don’t want to rerun the test.
As far as how well the site performs, I ran the home page through Zoompf and here were the results:
Performance issues with the home page