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For January 2013:

How to make texts more accessible to blind and partially sighted persons

The first message that needs to be shared with those wishing to make their info available to blind and partially sighted persons is this: It is possible to do it and you don't have to worry too much about technological challenges when doing so. Here are my suggestions for this.

If you are either too busy to do it yourself or feel that you do not have the expertise to do it yourself then you can always find a company to do it for you; consider T-Base which is an Ottawa, Canada based company. However, if you would like to know how to do it yourself, then here are some starting hints for you.

You will need to offer your texts in all of the following alternative formats: Braille, large print, and in electronic text format. In the case of the latter, electronic text refers to formats that can be easily read by a blind or partially sighted person. This would include: RTF, TXT, HTML, and Word document formats.

Accessible PDF formats are also acceptable but you need to ensure that your PDF document has been appropriately tagged for accessible content. A blind or partially sighted person is unable to read the mainstream PDF document and this is because a mainstream PDF is an image and screen readers are unable to read images. Blind and partially sighted persons use screen readers to read their electronic documents.

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