People with low vision may use magnifying tools, screen readers, or a combination of both when reading web pages and documents. In order to accommodate these technologies, and meet Quality Matters standards 8.2 and 8.3, we make the following recommendations.
The following is a list of formatting best practices for making text accessible, in terms of size and color:
Screen reader applications, such as JAWS (pictured below and to the right), are commonly used by people with low vision. These screen readers can extract a list of links from web page content, allowing quick navigation throughout a web page via those links, which are read aloud to the user. In order to accommodate screen reader applications, and meet Quality Matters standards 8.2 and 8.3, we recommend the following best practices: