Ocean Blue A11y Accessibility Swatch

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines sections 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum) and 1.4.6 Contrast (Enhanced) define the required contrast ratio for compliance. The WCAG Level AA requires a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1 for normal text and 3:1 for large text. WCAG Level AAA requires a contrast ratio of at least 7:1 for normal text and 4.5:1 for large text. The KendoReact library conforms to WCAG Level AA with the Default Ocean Blue A11y theme swatch coming with enabled contrast focus indicators (available as of version 6.0.1 of the Default Theme).

You can test the accessibility swatch in all KendoReact demos by choosing it in the Change Theme menu:

Ocean Blue A11y Accessibility Swatch

KendoReact distributes the Default Ocean Blue A11Y theme swatch with the @progress/kendo-theme-default package. If you don't need to apply any customization to the theme, you can can reference the precompiled CSS directly from unpkg CDN:


If you prefer, or you need to customize the provided accessibility swatch, you can install the Default theme and import the swatch styles directly:

// Import the Default theme accessibility swatch
import '@progress/kendo-theme-default/dist/default-ocean-blue-a11y.scss';

Known Limitations

BottomNavigation, ColorPalette and Rating fail the WCAG success criteria 1.4.11 Non-text contrast for the focus indicator on its items.

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