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Accommodations for people with low vision include providing seating where the lighting best meets their individual needs; making brochures, job announcements, and other information available in electronic format; and equipping computers with large monitors and screen enlargement software.

Website Accessibility

Quick Tips to Make Your Website Accessible

  • Images and animation - use the alt attribute to describe the content of each visual image. Include text transcripts to describe all time-based animation.
  • As much as possible, use relative sizing for fonts and tables. If you hard code the size of font (to 12 points for example) it will not resize for users who select "Large Text" mode in their own browser preferences. User font size "100%" instead, and larger or smaller percents for the titles bullets formatting. That's how the DREN website is setup! Every page will automatically resize text to the user's needs and it still looks good.
  • Plan and design web pages so that they are accessible from the ground up. The use of Text-only pages should be offered as a last resort. You can make great sites without having to make separate versions of the site for every viewer!
  • Send e-mail attachments as text as well as PDF or Word files.
  • Page organization. Use headings, lists and consistent structure.
  • Multimedia. Provide captioning and transcripts of audio and descriptions of videos.
  • Test the site. Use various browsers and assistive technologies to test all aspects of navigating the site, including tables, images and files. If possible, have a sample user test the site.