New in Rise 360: Theme Contrast Control

May 23, 2023

Contrast plays a significant role in the learning experience. If your text doesn’t stand out enough from the background, your learners will struggle to absorb your content. And that’s not what you want!

But now thanks to Theme Contrast Control in Rise 360 you can make sure that when text or icons appear on top of the theme color they meet contrast guidelines automatically. This includes things like:

  • Course titles
  • Lesson headers
  • Navigation buttons 
  • Progress indicators
  • Dividers
  • Checkboxes, numbers, and bullets in list blocks
  • Etc.

To use this new feature, simply go to the Themes tab, select Colors, and choose one of the following options:

  • Auto: Turns text and meaningful graphics to black or white automatically depending on your theme color to meet the minimum accessibility contrast requirements at 4.5:1 ratio. We recommend using this option when possible to ensure everyone has a good experience with your course.
  • Dark: Turns text and meaningful graphics to black.
  • Light: Turns text and meaningful graphics to white. 

A screenshot of Rise 360 Themes - Color settings UI that shows the contrast control options Auto, Light and Dark

Once you’ve made your selection, it’s automatically applied to text and icons that appear on top of your theme color throughout your course all at once, saving you a ton of time and ensuring everyone can easily read your content. 

If you’re an Articulate 360 subscriber, you can access this new feature immediately in the theme settings of any Rise 360 course. And if you don’t have Articulate 360 but want to try out this feature, you can start a free 30-day trial.

Once you’ve given it a try we’d love to hear what you think! Please share any feedback or suggestions in the comments below. We’ll be working on enhancements for this feature and want to know if there are areas for improvement or additional functionality that you’d like to see. We’re looking forward to your feedback!

The Rise 360 Team

3 Replies
Susan Jones

This is great, but it still would be nice to be able to control the colours of the text on buttons and other sections - as well, the bullets in lists? Could you also allow the colour of font to be set for a theme in that same section? For some reason the default is always this dark grey but we'd love to be able to set it from the beginning!