Low Vision Design Resources

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General Resources

IBM Accessibility Handbook 


Physical Goggles: Low Vision Simulators

(courtesy of Dona Sauerburger)

Make your own Low-Vision Simulators

(These are the instructions that got my students started making their simulators for the project)


Podcasts/Videos/Readings

Sara Hendron’s Abler Site (Wonderful resource of readings and videos. Excited for her upcoming book!)

David Eagleman: Can We Create New Senses for Humans

99% Invisible Podcast: Episode 226: On Average

Elise Roy: When We Design for Disability, We All Benefit


Inspirational Projects

Wayfindr project


Designer Guides

Smashing Mag Accessibility Article

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines W3C

Guidelines to Accessibility Gestures

Accessibility at a Glance

Apple Accessibility Features


Low-Vision Tools

Color Contrast Analyzer Tool Great tool for analyzing color contrast ratios

Color Oracle (color blindness)

Color ID for iPhones (color blindness)

http://enchroma.com/test/instructions/  Color vision test

http://colorvisiontesting.com/  Information about color blindness, tools and references

http://www.color-blindness.com/coblis-color-blindness-simulator/Can upload an image and test some color combinations


Digital Vision Simulators

No Coffee extension for Google Chrome

VisionSim app for iOS


Screen Readers

The demo installer of JAWS is located at http://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/JAWS

Quick reference guide for voiceover on iOS