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Technology Feature Brief: Color & Contrast

Examples of different text and background contrast settings.

Center on Inclusive Software for Learning (CISL) at CAST



The option to choose screen colors and color contrast is an important access feature allowing users to select settings that best meet their preferences. Black text on a white background and yellow or white text on a black background are examples.

The Center on Inclusive Software for Learning (CISL) at CAST conducted literature reviews and testing within Clusive, our adaptive and accessible web-based reader designed during the project, to develop Technology Feature Briefs. These briefs are designed for educators, developers, and researchers to find out more about particular features within technology tools, how they’re used, and whether they might be effective in addressing different barriers within a technology environment.

Download our report on color and contrast

Cite As

Center on Inclusive Software for Learning at CAST. (2023). Technology Feature Brief: Color & Contrast. CAST.

This content was developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, #H327A170002. However, the contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Celia Rosenquist.

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