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Insufficient Contrast for Text Causes Accessibility Issues in the Learn 2016 Theme

Date Published: Nov 23,2020


CategoryPlanned First Fix Release:SaaS - v3900.2.0,Learn 9.1, 3900.2.0 Release; Product:Course Tools,Browsers; Version:Learn 9.1, 3900.0.0,Learn 9.1 Q4 2019 (3800.0.0),Learn 9.1 Q4 2018 (3500.0.0),Learn 9.1 Q2 2019 (3700.0.0),SaaS
Article No.: 000060013
Product:
Blackboard Learn
Release:
9.1;SaaS
Service Pack(s):
Learn 9.1, 3900.0.0, Learn 9.1 Q4 2019 (3800.0.0), Learn 9.1 Q4 2018 (3500.0.0), Learn 9.1 Q2 2019 (3700.0.0), SaaS
Description:
In the Learn 2016 theme, text color for hover text is presented as #C372D2 on top of #333333 which does not meet color contrast guidelines for normal text. This makes the theme non-compliant with WCAG. The use of #C372D2 for text should be replaced with #E3B7EB instead which is correctly used for keyboard selection workflows.
Steps to Repeat:
Prerequisite:
Use Firefox to replicate this issue.
  1. Log into Blackboard Learn as System Administrator
  2. Navigate to System Admin > Courses
  3. Search for a course that is using the BB Learn 2016 theme
  4. Enter the course
  5. Open the browser dev tools (ctrl+alt+i)
  6. Go to the Accessibility tab
  7. Select Dev Tools > Accessibility Inspector
  8. Hover over course menu > Content > Select Content

Expected Behavior:
The checks show that the contrast complies with the WCAG standards.

Observed Behavior:
The checks show Color (3.98) and Contrast (4.03).  This does not meet WCAG standards for accessible text.






Target Release:

Learn 9.1, 3900.2.0 Release

SaaS - Fixed (v3900.2.0)

Patch Available:

No






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