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Re: Low Vision Simulation

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From: Elle
Date: May 26, 2012 6:27AM


David:

This is one that friends recommended to me that I've found really helpful
(iPhone, iPad app):
http://brailleinstitute.org/MobileApps/VisionSim.aspx



Thanks,
Elle




On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 7:48 PM, David Ashleydale < <EMAIL REMOVED> >wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Are there any programs that can simulate a web browsing experience for
> people with visual disabilities (not complete blindness)? I want to make
> sure that the audience at my organization really gets why using HTML text
> instead of images of text is important. I've told them things like, "When
> you zoom in on a page a lot, images of text can get really blurry and
> difficult to read." But I think some of them have tried doing that and
> declared that they still seem pretty easy to read even at fairly high
> magnification. But of course, they have excellent vision.
>
> Here's the kind of thing that I would love to do:
>
> 1. Open a browser and go to a web page that has examples of both images
> of text and HTML text.
> 2. Turn on a program that simulates low vision. All of the text will be
> difficult/impossible to read at this point.
> 3. Zoom in on the page a lot in order to try to be able to read it
> better.
> 4. At this point, the user should be able to see that magnifying the
> page is helping with the HTML text, but not helping at all with the
> images
> of text.
>
> Another great one to do:
>
> 1. Open a browser and go to a web page that has both images of text and
> HTML text.
> 2. Turn on a program that simulates a user that needs very high contrast
> settings. All of the text will be difficult/impossible to read at this
> point.
> 3. Change the computer setting to a high contrast mode.
> 4. At this point, the user should be able to see that the HTML text is
> now readable, but the images of text did not change at all when the
> contrast settings were changed.
>
> Anything like that out there?
>
> Thanks,
> David Ashleydale
> > > >



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