When branding colours conflict with colour contrast requirements

I often encounter sites with poor colour contrast between text and background. The client tells me that the colours can’t be changed because they are part of their brand guidelines. A discussion usually follows. Often, I’m able to convince the client that changing the hue of a specific colour on their site will not have a significant impact on their branding. Here are the points I use to explain why there isn’t going to be a significant impact.

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Moving to the US for work, yes or no?

I’ve been negotiating employment with a listed company in New York City for over 8 months now. The job involved moving to NYC. This was appealing at the start of the process. The prospect turned less appealing because of the evolving political situation, and also because of the problems with housing and transit in the City for people with mobility impairments. It appears that the job isn’t going to work out after all. I am very disappointed, as I’m sure the company’s folks are as well.

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