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Colour and contrast

Anyone who has attempted to read the content of a webpage on a mobile phone screen in full sunlight knows that strong contrasts make that easier. The right choice of colours can have a crucial effect on accessibility.

Tips for creating good contrasts

The basic tip is to use the templates and graphic profile approved by Lund University. This way you can be sure that the colour, form and contrasts will be correct and you can focus on the content.

When choosing colours, you need to know how strong a contrast will be legible for most people and which colour combinations are approved. Here you can find the tools for measuring contrast values on your webpage.

Tools for checking contrasts


Contact Lund University´s accessiblity expert by sending an e-mail to: tillganglighet [at] kommunikation [dot] lu [dot] se

Join the team "Webbtillgänglighet inom LU" (in Swedish) on Microsoft Teams