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Color of links is difficult to distinguish from plain black text on Talk pages
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Description

The link color (#36c) is close to the color of black text (#222). Per T204081, we know that the ΔE between the blue link color (#36c) and black text is 41 and currently being used as our baseline. However, during recent round of usability testing T246190 we had a vision-impaired tester unable to complete any of the tasks because they were unable to differentiate a link from text.

Screenshot of usability test

Proposal

While we will be doing some work on the Talk page interface, we should simultaneously revisit the color of links.

Event Timeline

Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptJun 11 2020, 7:28 PM

@iamjessklein The current link color of Vector doesn't apply our own Accent50 #36c, but an outdated blue. Merging this task as helpful support into T213778.