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High Contrast Theme for the Visually Impaired

  1. oberazzi
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    Many themes are hard for visually impaired folks to read. Not just legally blind people like me, but many older folks have it tough with all theses colorful and cluttered themes. Can someone build me a simple theme with bells and whistles but with a simple gold-on black color scheme?

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  2. marcovalerio
    Member

    We use a high contrast theme on a http://www.mondiliberi.org
    You can find it easily. It's Neutica 1.0.9 di Allan Cole
    A clean and elegant Sandbox theme for WordPress based on the classic font - Helvetica Neue. Features a color options page, automatically pulled post thumbnail images(no need for custom fields).

    It is true configurable. We are using with black text on light yellow background, but colors are changeable. For instance you could have white text on black background

    We are concerned with visual impaired people and large print books in Italy, so the problem of accessibility was real

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  3. oberazzi
    Member

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    I just tried Neutica, but it did not work well with the photos in my blog and did not spread out nicely across my screen.

    I have just installed Dojo (http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/dojo#post-473) and manually changed the background and font colors in the css page. The colors were assigned randomly as I do not know enough css coding.

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  4. tactics
    Member

    Ask, and ye shall receive...

    The reason why developers haven't produced a high-contrast theme is because while it works well for people with low-vision, it's a bit harsh for those of us with decent eyesight. The answer is a dual-mode theme with a switcher function that allows people to switch to high-contrast. I submitted it to WP, but for some reason it wasn't "selected". So you'll have to download it directly. You can read about it and download it here:

    http://www.bushidodesigns.net/blog/semantic-accessible-seo-friendly-wordpress-theme/

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  5. dremeda
    Sucuri Wizard

    This is a theme issue, and agree there should be some better themes for visually impaired folks.

    I don't think this is something that should be added to core.

    Posted: 4 years ago #

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    This is theme territory