I'm Vikki Vaughan and today we'll talk about Windows high contrast options. Do you have a hard time seeing the difference between items on your computer screen? Do you find websites visually confusing? For many people with low vision, contrast issues can make looking at the computer challenging. Contrast is based on differences in color and brightness. Colors that look very different, for example, red, blue, and green, can have similar brightness and not provide enough contrast. Some websites use poor design elements, such as bad color combinations. The lack of contrast makes it hard to tell various elements apart. Legibility, or how clear the print, is and optimal color combinations differ among individuals. They can even vary for the same person, depending on conditions such as lighting and fatigue.
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