1.4.4 - Resize text

The intent of this success criterion is to ensure that visually rendered text, including text-based controls can be scaled successfully so that it can be read directly by people with mild visual disabilities, without requiring the use of assistive technology such as a screen magnifier. Users may benefit from scaling all content on the web page, but text is most critical.

Ways to meet the criterion

Ensure that text can be resized without assistive technology up to 200% without loss of content or functionality. This can occur when container (i.e. div, table cells, etc) heights and widths have been hard coded. Fluid page layouts (containers resize with text) prevent any information or functionality loss.

Not specified in WCAG but keep in mind:

  • font size can vary based on the font chosen, but 16 pixels is our new corporate standard as the minimum for main content

Supported general and HTML techniques to meet the criterion: