White House website WhiteHouse.gov A new version of the Biden administration has been launched. In this update, we also introduce some unexpected barrier free functions: high contrast mode, which can be used as dark mode, and provide a switch button to make the font bigger. These two options appear on the left navigation bar, and the icon of the button is also very large, which is easy for users to click on the tablet and other devices.
However, it should be noted that the high contrast mode / dark mode of the official website of the White House cannot be automatically switched with the system settings. This is because the official website of the White House is developed as an accessible function to help those who have difficulties in reading or viewing bright white screen and black text. For this dark mode, many people welcome it. "Finally, there is a dark pattern of absence on the White House website," Sara ownbey chips tweeted.
The big text mode is to make the text bigger while keeping the layout of the website. This may be different when using the browser's built-in zoom function. Craig Newmark tweeted: "although the previous WhiteHouse.gov The website is not a train wreck (at least technically), but it's good to see that the new government has taken accessibility and digital capabilities seriously from the beginning. "