Low Vision Design Resources

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General Resources

IBM Accessibility Handbook 

The A11Y Project

Smart Cities For All Toolkits

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)

Prototyping Tools

Accessible Protyping with Axure

Accessible Prototyping Discussion


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

A Web for Everyone

Karl Groves: Selling Accessibility

Sonic Boundary Objects


ACM Conference on Computing and Accessibility

Inspirational Projects

Wayfindr project

Alibaba Smartphone Screen

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