Monday, February 14, 2005

Michigan.gov - What Were They Thinking


Michigan.gov Top Bar
Originally uploaded by thorpus.
Today I was looking for some tax forms on the State of Michigan web site. I saw their top bar. They have some text links up in the top bar. In every browser except for Internet Explorer, the text just sits on the image and it is very hard to read. There is no contrast at all.

What were these guys thinking?

I looked the State of Michigan only works towards W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Priority One, having sufficient contrast is a priority two item.

I wonder if the team that develops the Michigan.gov site only uses Internet Explorer. In IE there is white background behind the text.

Evolt.org coincidentally just published a really interesting article about the use of color and contrast in web sites and how that affects web accessibility.

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