You may ask yourself
“Do visually impaired users use my website or app?”
The answer is
WHO says that
An estimated 253 million people live with vision impairment: 36 million are blind and 217 million have moderate to severe vision impairment. 81% of people who are blind or have moderate or severe vision impairment are aged 50 years and above.
(Privacy Policies for no vision users is a topic for a forthcoming blog post.)
GDPR on Accessibility Requirements for People with Low Vision
Recital 39 of the GDPR says that
“(t)he principle of transparency requires that any information and communication relating to the processing of those personal data be easily accessible (...) .”
Recital 58 of the GDPR says that
“(t)he principle of transparency requires that any information addressed to the public or to the data subject be concise, easily accessible (...). Such information could be provided in electronic form, for example, when addressed to the public, through a website.”
GDPR Article 12.1 says that
“The controller shall take appropriate measures to provide any information referred to in Articles 13 and 14 (...) in a(n) (...) easily accessible form (...). The information shall be provided in writing, or by other means, including, where appropriate, by electronic means.”
WP29 Guidelines on transparency, endorsed by the EDPB, says that written information in Privacy Policies must be accessible for vision-impaired end users (if any).
Hence, it follows from the GDPR and WP29 Guidelines on transparency that Privacy Policies must be accessible for low vision users.
Signatu has launched “Customize”.
"Customize” is a new feature.
"Customize" equips you to
Considering end user accessibility needs for readable and optimal color combinations, this blog post uses a broad scope of low vision to include all visual impairments (except significant blindness):
- Visual acuity (clarity)
- Light and glare sensitivity
- Contrast sensitivity
- Field of vision
- Color vision
User needs related to each type above vary widely.
One user’s needs may conflict with another user’s needs.
You can consider making several different Privacy Policies each of which meet different end user needs.
Signatu supports text on light background.
However, some people need low brightness, especially for backgrounds.
We do not yet support Dark Mode.
Send us a message if you need us to support it.
Perceiving text size, font, style, capitalization, size of all elements
In order for you to help end users perceive letters, Signatu supports customisation of text differently for each text type. You can set:
- text size
- text font
- text color
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