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Enabling Users to Override Contrast and Color Selections

This section explains how to design applications to help satisfy the following Section 508 standards:

PeopleTools uses style sheets to apply text and background colors in the applications. System administrators can change colors and contrast settings for all users by modifying the delivered style sheets or by creating multiple style sheets.

In PeopleTools, style sheets are definitions, like record or page definitions, that you create and maintain in PeopleSoft Application Designer. To modify colors in style sheets:

  1. Open the style sheet definition in PeopleSoft Application Designer.

  2. Access the Classes dialog box.

  3. Change font colors on the Font tab and change background colors on the Background tab.

Note: Because application pages must be understandable without requiring an associated style sheet, and because users can override style sheet colors in their browsers, do not use color to convey meaning. For more information, see Providing Alternatives to Color Coding to Convey Meaning.