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Re: Minimum Font-size and WCAG 2.0 AA


From: Moore,Michael (HHSC)
Date: Jul 24, 2015 12:30PM

The only requirement is that you leave the user with the ability to increase the size by 200%. Best practice is to specify the font-size using em so that the font size can be adjusted independently of browser magnification.

Within our organization we recommend a minimum font size of 12pt for readability. We also have a preference for san-serif fonts that offer the most difference between easily confused characters like a lower case "l" and upper case "I" and the number 1. Our current standard is Verdana.

Mike Moore
Accessibility Coordinator
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Civil Rights Office
(512) 438-3431 (Office)
(512) 574-0091 (Cell)

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Subject: [WebAIM] Minimum Font-size and WCAG 2.0 AA

Is there a minimum font-size for readability in WCAG 2.0 AA?

I received some htmls that I need to produce with such tiny font-size I have trouble reading it.

I need to justify any changes to the design.