Checking the accessibility and usability of a document in the Low Vision View

An HTML document is opened to simulate how low vision people (individuals with weak eyesight, color vision deficiencies, cataracts, or combinations of these vision problems) see the webpage and to determine how easy or difficult the page is for them to read. The ACTF also detects inaccessible parts of the webpage.

To check the accessibility and usability of a document for people with low vision:

  1. Open the document in one of the following ways:
  2. Click Low Vision above the top right pane to select the low vision view.
  3. (Optional) Select the whole page option to check the entire page (including multiple frames, if present) and not just the portion visible in the Browser.
  4. Open the Low Vision Simulation preference page in one of the following ways: Set the parameters for the three low vision types, and then click either Apply or OK.
  5. Start the simulation and detect accessibility and usability problems with the selected parameters in one of the following ways:
  6. (Optional) Click Save to save the report file as an HTML document. Note: The report file is an HTML document consisting of three parts: a simulated image, a problem list, and a problem map. Clicking on a line in the problem list highlights the corresponding element on the simulated image, and the page automatically scrolls as required to show the element. The highlighted element is also clickable. By clicking the element, you can jump back to the line of the problem in the problem list.
  7. Address each entry in the problem list pane. See Line View pane (low vision) for details. As each problem is successfully resolved, the rating in the Overall Rating pane improves.

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