skip to primary navigation skip to content

Scope of this tool

SEE-IT is intended for assessing flat artwork that is typically viewed at a handheld distance. Examples of this include text and graphics on:

  • Handheld display screens, e.g. on mobile phones and tablets;
  • Labels, e.g. on packaging;
  • Flat paper products, e.g. business cards and flyers;
  • Other printed flat surfaces, e.g. sides of boxes.

When using such things, people choose a viewing distance that is comfortable for them. If a user has uncorrected short-sightedness, they may choose to view things very close up. If they have uncorrected age-related long-sightedness, they may hold items at arm’s length.

To match this, SEE-IT uses data from a survey that tested people’s vision ability using eye charts that they held in their hands, and where they were allowed to choose their own viewing distance. (More detail on this survey).

The tool is not suitable for assessing graphical details that are intended to be perceived at a distance, or for understanding and assessing an interaction involving hand-eye coordination, such as opening packaging. The Cambridge Simulation Glasses are recommended for assessing these scenarios.

 

Feedback

We would welcome your feedback on this page:

Your name:


Your email:


I would like to receive the Inclusive Design Toolkit news bulletin. This bulletin showcases people's achievements with inclusive design tools, and highlights new tools. It comes out once or twice a year.

I would be interested in contributing to the Inclusive Design Toolkit news bulletin.

I would like a FREE activation code for the Inclusive Design Toolkit's impairment simulator software.

Your comments:


Please leave this field blank (it's a spam trap):
Submit

Privacy policy. If your feedback comments warrant follow-up communication, we will send you an email using the details you have provided. Feedback comments are anonymized and then stored on our file server. If you select the option to receive or contribute to the news bulletin, we will store your name and email address on our file server for the purposes of managing your subscription. You can unsubscribe and have your details deleted at any time, by using our Unsubscribe form. If you select the option to receive an activation code, we will store your name and email address on our fileserver indefinitely. This information will only be used to contact you for the specific purpose that you have indicated; it will not be shared. We use this personal information with your consent, which you can withdraw at any time.

Read more about how we use your personal data. Any e-mails that are sent or received are stored on our mail server for up to 24 months.