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1.4.1 Use of Color – Level A

Color is not used as the only visual means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element.

Note: This success criterion addresses color perception specifically. Other forms of perception are covered in Guideline 1.3 – Adaptable including programmatic access to color and other visual presentation coding.

Understanding Success Criterion 1.4.1: Use of Color

Checklist – System Foundations

Color

Color covers all general cases not covered by specific components.

TestPriority
Did I provide a text alternative for color-coded elements?High
Does the alt text for information conveyed by color accurately provide the same information without color?High
TestPriority
Are all links able to be identified as links by something other than color alone?High

Checklist – Components

Buttons

TestPriority
High

Charts and infographics

TestPriority
Did I provide a text alternative for color-coded elements?High
Does the alt text for information conveyed by color accurately provide the same information without color?High

Drag-and-drop components

TestPriority
Did I provide a text alternative for color-coded elements?High