Yellow High Contrast Gmail user style

Added by Andy Yates@userstyles, Created: Mar 19, 2014, Updated: Mar 23, 2014
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A high-contrast, accessible black, yellow and white theme for Gmail, to help anyone with partial sight.

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Version 1.1 08/05/14
- Name changed to Yellow High Contrast Gmail user style

Version 1.1 23/03/14

- Non-G+ email address in top right colour corrections.
- Search Bar text colour corrected to black
- Minor aesthetic colour corrections.

Known issue - Hangouts black text on black background.

Version 1.0 - 19/03/14

This theme uses simple conventions and high contrast colours to aid usability and accessibility.

Black is used as a main background and to indicate active states, such as currently selected tabs.

Yellow indicates inactive, states and links - basically you can interact with anything coloured yellow.

White is used for body text and search input.

It's worth trying these styles alongside Gmail's basic HTML view, which can be set by visiting this link once logged into Gmail:

The basic view is more screen-reader friendly than the standard offering.

This theme is designed to complement, and work alongside, the companion High Contrast Chrome theme from the Chrome web store.

This theme can be found at:

These resources are intended to make Google services a little more accessible for those with visual impairment.

They're under development, so there will be minor imperfections. Please contact me with any feedback or suggestions.

For more info see

Applies to:

Related styles:

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