Articles by Sara Stein

Sara SteinWith over 20 years' experience as a technical writer and currently working at DoControl, Sara Stein is an advocate of visual documentation. She’s designed documentation sites, introduced infographics, and regularly contributes to product UX. A speaker at tcWorld and STC conferences, Sara has also published articles in Intercom, tcWorld, and Medical Writing journals.

Color Contrast: Infographics and UI Accessibility

Good contrast versus poor contrast.

Sufficient color contrast is a prerequisite for readable text and accessible websites, and visual contrast has a significant role in the updated Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 3.0). Unfortunately, contrast is often given secondary importance by designers in lieu of other design elements. This article discusses color contrast for text readability and user interface design, the criteria for minimum color contrast of varying sizes of text, and methods to verify and improve your color contrast ratio, including interactive tools. [Read More]