Accessibility features for low-vision users
Some design decisions benefit users with vision impairments who use screen magnifiers, zoom, and color contrast functionality.
- Standard page designs provide similar functionality located in the same place and accessed in the same way.
- Support for browser and assistive technology scaling and contrast options. System content uses styles that you can overwrite using cascading style sheets (CSS); however, the complexity of the system requires detailed style sheets.
- The keyboard provides a fully accessible experience. The tab order is logical and the tab focus is visually distinctive.
- Code is compliant to accessibility standards. If your screen magnifier supports basic screen reader features, such as reading the cursor location or navigating by links, you can use these features effectively.
- Account settings that enable you to simplify the layout of many tools. There are specific settings related to accessibility, including system font and font size, the option to change modal dialogs to windows, and the option to turn off the Brightspace Editor.
- System information is not communicated only by color.
- All pages meet WCAG 2.1 Level AA requirements for color contrast (with the exception of user-generated content).
- Font and icons meet 3:1 contrast ratio with text color to adhere to WCAG success criterion 1.4.1.