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Typography and accessible colour - Digital Standards

How to apply typography and font colour. Fonts, typography scale, heading styles, paragraph styles, list styles, text link styles, vertical rhythm are all covered.

Typography

Font colours & accessibility

All text on Vic Gov websites should meet a minimum WCAG 2.0 level AA colour contrast ratio. This ensures all text on these websites is easy to read for people with a vision impairment.

WCAG 2.0 level AA requires a contrast ratio of 4.5:1 for normal text and 3:1 for large text (14 point and bold or larger, or 18 point or larger). Level AAA requires a contrast ratio of 7:1 for normal text and 4.5:1 for large text.

Reviewed 28 February 2019

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