Testing for Visual Accessibility

Testing for Visual Accessibility

Can you see that?

It seems that designs are getting lower contrast, smaller font, and generally harder to read. It’s not just you and me, the majority of the population is experiencing deteriorating eyesight (as the baby boomers age). Today, in my How To column at [the now defunct] Copyediting.com, I share tips for testing your products (documents, etc.) for accessibility by readers with vision loss, including blindness and colour blindness.

Adam Antoszek-Rallo, accessibility speaker at Design Thinkers 2015

No Coffee plug-in for Chrome

Print accessibility guidelines from the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB).

Review of screen readers (so you know what users get).

Photo by Dhilung Kirat, used under CC BY-2.0 license.

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