Microsoft has been active when it comes to contributing to the Chromium database. After adding multiple new features to Chromium-based Edge and to other Chromium-based browsers, the company is now working on bringing accessibility features to the browser.
This is not the first time we are talking about native High Contrast mode in Chromium browsers. Back in March, Microsoft published a GitHub commit making a case in favour of native High Contrast mode support. High Contrast mode was not the only accessibility focused feature that Microsoft talked about. The company also floated the idea of adding Caret Browsing which was finally implemented into Edge Canary back in August.
Currently, the High Contrast mode is hidden behind a flag but you can try it out on Edge Canary v79.0.305.0 and above. To try it out, head to edge://flags and search for “Forced colors” and enable the flag. Now restart the browser and go to Windows Ease of Access settings and enable High contrast. Once the setting has been applied, it will be picked by Chromium-based Edge and you will see websites in High Contrast settings. Unfortunately, there’s no way to turn on High Contrast in Edge without turning on High Contrast in Windows settings.