For the visual presentation of blocks of text, a mechanism is available to achieve the following:
- Foreground and background colors can be selected by the user.
- Width is no more than 80 characters or glyphs (40 if CJK).
- Text is not justified (aligned to both the left and the right margins).
- Line spacing (leading) is at least space-and-a-half within paragraphs, and paragraph spacing is at least 1.5 times larger than the line spacing.
- Text can be resized without assistive technology up to 200 percent in a way that does not require the user to scroll horizontally to read a line of text on a full-screen window.
Questions & Answers
I like the look of smaller text on the web. And even if the text is pretty normal size, some subheadings or small bits of info look nice if they are much smaller (thinking 12px or so). Is there a minimum font size that is...
I noticed that some sites have a text re-sizer option in the header. Why not just allow the user to use the browser zoom? Is one better than the other?
Is there a way that I can test the color contrast of text and graphics?
- wave scanner
My site contains a lot of artwork, graphics, and some photography. My question is whether or not I need to do anything if they don't meet requirements. Or do they get a pass?
The company colors don't pass contrast guidelines, and the entire site is built on that color scheme. Are there any exceptions to this rule, and if so, what would you suggest?
Do logos need to follow the accessibility guidelines? Specifically color contrast, size, text, stuff like that.
- best practices
If I have a gif on a site that loops continuously. Is that okay or does it violated the 'can't have repeating flashing stuff' rule?