Accessible Websites for Visually Impaired

tags: [jason] [accessibility]

There’s a ticket to improve websites for visually impaired. Initially, I figured it would take a lot of work, but then I realized I don’t really know how to create an accessible website. I’m checking out some sites to get a better idea of what it would take to get a website up to snuff for the visually impaired.


Mashable Australia

5 Ways to Ensure Your Site Is Accessible to the Visually Impaired

(http://mashable.com/2011/04/20/design-for-visually-impaired/#fhvLmNXHhPqc)

Key Points

  1. Allow for large texts
  2. Have high contrast in the UI.
  3. Don’t limit to exclusive color differences in design.
  4. A let desktops user mobile site
  5. Use keyboard shortcuts to navigate site.

American Foundation for the Blind

Site-Wide Problems and Solutions

(http://www.afb.org/info/programs-and-services/technology-evaluation/creating-accessible-websites/site-wide-problems-and-solutions/1235)

Key Points


Other points I thought of or remember from some place