Text can be resized to 200% without loss of content or function.


Some users with visual impairments need to resize text to understand it fully.

To help these users, your website should allow for up to a 200% resize of text without dropping any content or functions. This should be accomplished in a browser and therefore not require any assistive technology.

How to Pass

Users can resize text content in their web browser up to 200% without loss of meaning or function.


  • Images of text (but don’t use images of text because they don’t resize well)
  • Captions


As all modern browsers allow for resizing text, a website based on good HTML and CSS should comply.

If your website doesn’t resize correctly to at least 200% in a browser, add a feature that enables users to resize text (by CSS) based on three or four predetermined options, including 200%.

Check your website by resizing to 200% in a variety of browsers.

Make sure your resized text doesn’t require the user to scroll horizontally and you fulfil part of 1.4.8 – Visual Presentation for Level AAA.

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3 comments on “1.4.4 – Resize Text (Level AA)

    Richard says:

    There are three main potential issues to avoid when doing this:

    1) Resized text overlapping other text making it difficult to read
    2) Resized text being partly or completely obscured by borders/boxes that don’t expand with the text
    3) Resized text straying outside its intended area – the resulting combination of text/background colour may not have sufficient contrast.


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