Big, Stark and Chunky

Joe Clark’s A List Apart article Big, Stark & Chunky is about designing for low-vision people, a group that requires dramatically different design than normally sighted people do.

I think this article is great, and a much needed reminder that there are many stages between being fully sighted and completely blind. So, now that I’ve read that I really have no excuse for this site not providing at least some the options mentioned in the article. I just need to find the time for it.

Posted on January 12, 2005 in Accessibility, Quicklinks


  1. Wow, great article. Definitely worth to read.

  2. It struck me that the visual requirements of the BSC version are likely to be fulfilled by linear, basically styled versions of sites (at least they way I’ve been trying to do them).

    e.g. (have a look in WinIE4/NS4/your mobile phone, etc.)

    Quite nice that it won’t necessarily require an extra stylesheet, if you’re already taking older browsers/phones into account.

  3. January 13, 2005 by Roger Johansson (Author comment)

    Yes, basic styling is the way to go. No use spending hours on tiny details. I do think you will need some styling though — it’s a bit hard to invert the screen, customise colours or rearrange the content without styling ;-)

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