Web Accessibilty: Color Contrast is important for users with Color Blindness and Low Color Vision Acuity.
Please have your web design and development staff reassess and modify your current font colors to have a higher color contrast to the backgrounds they exist on.
For users who have low color acuity, are advanced in age, or have a form of color blindness, they can have difficulty or sometimes not even see text on backgrounds with a low color contrast between the two.
I work for a company that's a contractor for the Government. Because of this relationship and our desire to have an accessible web for everyone, we strive for excellence in this area of our designs.
We're a team of 10 designers that are responsible for and take very seriously and we're able to make it happen! No matter your team size, it's possible!
- http://webaim.org/ is a great resource!
- http://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker/ this tool is a phenomenal place to start!
- https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/ - WCAG 2.0 from W3C is lengthy but informative!
Please, do something about this on Mint.com. I'm 27 years old, have solid vision, but red-green color blindness and find it nearly impossible to use your website.
I have to use your mobile app, because I can't use your primary site anymore.
I know Intuit also owns and develops TurboTax. You're PHENOMENAL user experience folks. Please take an extra step and go accessible! Anyone who works with the government (contractually) has to abide by these sorts of standards (http://www.section508.gov/). Consider this as opportunity to increase the breadth of your business opportunities.
P.S. Your tags below (you should have one for accessibility) :)