We believe that Chrome should provide a complete and satisfying experience to users who have low vision. Here are three of the most common needs, and how they can currently be addressed in Chrome.
In order to increase or decrease the zoom level of the currently displayed web page, you can use either the keyboard shortcuts (see table below) or access ‘Zoom->Larger/Normal/Smaller’ in the Chrome Page menu.
Page zoom level will be remembered for each unique domain, e.g. if you increase zoom for Google Search (http://www.google.com), zoom level will also be increased for Google Calendar (http://www.google.com/calendar). However, since Gmail (http://mail.google.com) is on a different domain, zoom level will remain unchanged in this example.
There are a number of ways to adjust your font settings. Chrome natively supports changing of Fonts and Languages, including setting font face and size for:
To access these settings, open the Google Chrome Options, select the Under the Hood tab and click the Fonts and Languages button. The dialog that opens allows you to adjust your font settings (note: there is an open bug (1040) to allow these settings to override fonts specified in web pages).
In addition, there are a variety of Chrome Extensions that can be used to modify various font properties:
There are a number of steps you can take to configure Chrome to run with custom contrast and colors:
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