Making information accessible for all

In this publication we focus on the accessibility of printed and electronic documents intended for a broad audience including websites, books, invoices, letters, leaflets etc. 

1. Introduction

1.1 Who should read this publication?

1.2 How do blind and partially sighted people read?

Why produce information in a way that everyone can read?

How do you begin?

How to make electronic documents accessible

4.1 What is accessible information

4.1.1 Text

4.1.2 Structure

4.1.3 Images

4.1.4 Colour

4.1.5 Multimedia

4.1.6 Forms

4.1.7 Scientific symbols

4.2 Microsoft Word

4.2.1 Conversion into PDF from Word

4.2.2 Save as DAISY from Word

4.3 OpenOffice

4.3.1 Conversion into PDF from OpenOffice

4.3.2 Save as DAISY from OpenOffice

4.4 Websites

4.4.1 Structure

4.4.2 Forms

4.4.3 Audio and video

4.4.4 Further guidelines

4.4.5 How to test

4.5 Portable Document Format (PDF)

4.5.1 Source document

4.5.2 Conversion into PDF

4.5.3 How to test?

4.5.4 What about existing PDF documents

4.5.5 More information

4.6 Spreadsheets

4.7 Presentations

How to make printed documents accessible?

Alternative formats

6.1 Large print

6.2 Braille

6.3 Spoken word audio

6.4 E-books

6.5 Strategy for alternative formats

Who can help?



About this publication

About EBU

Date: 06/25/2014
Author: no author
Organization: European Blind Union
Only for Members: No
Content type: Good practises
Tags: low vision, participation, reading, social participation, technology, visually impaired
Categories: Overall support