Text Resizing

Problem

  • Users with low vision increase the size of content by up to 200% to make it readable.
  • Screen magnifiers increase the size of content by up to 200%.

WCAG Success Criteria

WCAG Sufficient Techniques

Practical Exercise

  1. Increase the text size on the page by 200%
    • Zoom in using Windows: CTRL and + (click CTRL and + three times to size the text to 200%)
    • Zoom out using Windows: CTRL and -
    • Reset page in Windows: CTRL and 0
    • Zoom in on Mac: Command and + (click Command and + three times to size the text to 200%)
    • Zoom out on Mac: Command and -
    • Reset page on Mac: Command and 0
  2. Can the page still be viewed correctly at 200%?
  3. Go to a web page that you are familiar with. Can it be viewed correctly at 200%?

Contact Us

For assistance or to report accessibility problems please contact:

Andrew Normand
Web Accessibility Lead
Email: anormand@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9035 4867