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Photo of an assistive reading device overlaid with information about Guy van der Kolk's article about making Word documents accessible.

7 simple ways to make your Word documents more accessible

Guy van der Kolk
Senior Solutions Consultant, Typefi

There is nothing like a global pandemic to highlight the fact that not all information is available equally.

While we are being bombarded with more information than we can process, a lot of that information cannot be consumed at all by people with disabilities, because it has not been produced with accessibility in mind!

Red Baron Richthofen sits in his WW1 Fokker fighter surrounded by his Flying Circus air squadron.

The silence of the image

Huw Alexander
Managing Director, textBOX

“The drawing shows me at one glance what might be spread over ten pages of a book.”

The words of Anna Sergeyevna, from Turgenev’s 1862 novel Father and Sons, echo across the ages and apply more than ever in our own time.

With an estimated 1.4 trillion photographs forecast to be taken globally in 2020, the digital world is becoming an ever more visual place.

A picture can indeed tell a thousand words, but how can images be conveyed to those who cannot see them?

Typefi's logo with the typeface rendered in Comic Sans font.

Get your GAAD on!

May 16 2019 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). We’re getting our GAAD on by introducing every designer’s favourite font, Comic Sans, into our logo and tagline—just for today!

Why Comic Sans?

According to the British Dyslexia Association, Comic Sans is one readily-available font that may be preferred by people with dyslexia due to its good ascenders and descenders, different forms for capital I, lowercase l and digit 1, rounded g as in handwriting, and letter-spacing.

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