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How to make 'dark mode' accessible - Netherlands

  • Netherlands
Scope of application
  • Technology
Type of organisation
  • Other
Organisation responsible
  • HAN

Short article about the accessibility aspects of applying dark mode to apps, websites and other machine interfaces. On a special website to inform European startups in the Next Generation Internet Programm about accessibility.

Whether dark mode itself is an accessibility issue is up for debate but many people welcome a less light intensive interface. Today, many users use their devices in dark mode. Some sources attribute beneficial effects to dark mode for a few disabilities, whereas other sources put more emphasis on the downsides. Regardless, dark mode may add value to your product irrespective of the accessibility dimension. Users may want it.

This article helps you make your dark mode optimally accessible. Aspects include methodical design, checking for contrast, not forcing it everywhere, check that illustrations do not disappear, consider native solutions.

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