Making information accessible for all

Short description:

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. 

Type of publication:

Good practises

Date of publication:



no author

Publishing organization:

European Blind Union



Long description:

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

Copyright information:

import from Sensage project