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This script is for PERSONAL use only!

You are free to install this script for yourself, but it is not allowed to be used wiki-wide (e.g., in MediaWiki:Common.js or MediaWiki:Fandomdesktop.js), as it would violate Fandom's Terms of Use.
(See the customization policy)

CSSForTheColorBlind is a bit of personal CSS intended to help color blind users see most parts of most wikis without difficulty. It is an antidote for wikis that have darker text set against dark backgrounds -- something many color blind people can't see with ease.

Importantly, it is not intended to present a "pretty" version of a wiki, but rather one that is stripped down to a high-contrast rendering of most elements.

Because it is personal CSS only, it modifies many elements that are not traditionally allowed by Fandom's customization policy.

It is divided into two parts:

  • At the top: customization of elements in the DOM of every wiki
  • At the bottom: alterations to specific wikis' local elements

Expected usage

Depending on the wikis they frequent, some users will be able to take this code and use it directly in their personal CSS without changing much. Others may have to make modifications. In either case, the main goal of the code is to serve as a kind of template, allowing color blind users to adjust things to their personal needs and tastes. It is not meant to be a sort of "magic bullet" that fixes everything for everyone.

At its core, its greatest utility may be in simply identifying key CSS elements that users can change to get relief from color blind-insensitive elements.

How to install

You can install this CSS according to the instructions below, but remember that you may not install it site-wide.

Update Log

Date Description
9 Feb 2018 Initial release. Having met with the general approval of a color blind user, the code was released here and announced at the corresponding help page.
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