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)
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%.
Resizing text is different to zooming in (which enlarges text, images and layout without preserving formatting).
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.
- Guideline 1.4.5 – Images of Text
- Guideline 1.4.8 – Visual Presentation
- Guideline 1.4.9 – Images of Text (No Exception)
- Understanding Success Criterion 1.4.4 (W3C)
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