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[Draft] Accessibility for People with Low Vision (working title)


[This section will briefly introduce accessibility for people with low vision. For example, it will explain that people with low vision interact with computers very differently than people who are blind, and their user needs are different...]

W3C/WAI Resources


Low Vision User Accessibility Requirements (working title) Editor's Draft
Describes what people with low vision need for web content, tools, and technologies to be accessible. It includes an overview of low vision and describes specific user needs.
Research (wiki)
An annotated list of research related to low vision and web use.


Color Vision
Describes different color vision deficiencies (often called colorblindness) and links to color simulators. [based on https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/low-vision-a11y-tf/wiki/Overview_of_Low_Vision#Color_Perception]
Light Sensitivity and Contrast Sensitivity
Explains light and contrast sensitivity, and how they are related. [based on https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/low-vision-a11y-tf/wiki/Overview_of_Low_Vision#Contrast_and_Light_Sensitivity]
Macular Degeneration
Explains functional limitations related to using computers and accessibility barriers by people with macular degeneration. [based on https://github.com/w3c/low-vision-a11y-tf/issues/3]
...(more coming in 2016)

Resource Development

The material linked from this page is developed by the Low Vision Accessibility Task Force. The task force plans to develop: