Learn about preferred fonts and contrast.

Arial font family

To aid readability, the preferred font family for most Fraser Health communications is Arial. Use this as a general font for the majority of your work.

Palatino font family

Palatino is suitable for long reports or any writing with a lot of text as it is easier to read a serif font. 


It is important all text has strong contrast for accessibility. Using strong contrast improves readability for individuals with vision disabilities like color-blindness and low-vision impairments. The diagrams below outline the best combinations of text and background colours.




Download our one-page visual style guide.