As the nation’s leading authority on eye health, NEI is committed to making sure the information available on this site is accessible to all visitors — including people with low vision and other vision impairments.

Use the accessibility features of our website

NEI uses a number of features designed to make our website easier for everyone to navigate and read. Learn more about our accessibility features, and share this information with other people who would benefit from using them.

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Increase zoom to see larger text

When you increase the text size in your web browser, the site layout will adjust so the text still fits in the width of the page. You won’t have to scroll from side to side in order to read a page.

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Use high contrast mode for easier reading

If you are visually impaired or have trouble reading on a screen, try using high contrast mode. This setting lets you view our site with a dark background and light text, which can make it easier to read. You can turn on high contrast mode under the accessibility settings on your computer or mobile device.

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Turn on “prefers reduced motion” to limit motion

Our website works with your browser or device’s “prefers reduced motion” setting. If you have vertigo or motion sickness when you see sudden movement (like clicking a link that jumps you down the page suddenly), try using this setting to reduce or stop animations and motions on webpages.

Learn how to make websites accessible

Do you create websites? Learn how to make them accessible for users with disabilities.

Follow Section 508 accessibility requirements

nei.nih.gov follows the requirements in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. This policy requires federal agencies to ensure that people with physical, sensory, or cognitive disabilities can access web-based information. Some Section 508 standards include:

  • Providing alternative text for images so that screen readers can interpret them
  • Using appropriate color contrast
  • Making any information that’s in color available without color
  • Including column and row headers for data tables

Include features for people with limited vision

Including accessibility features like these on your website allows people with limited vision to access all of the information.

Last updated: July 2019