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Re: font for "large print" Word document


From: Karlen Communications
Date: Dec 20, 2011 11:15AM

I would add a how to booklet I wrote on creating and using Style Sets in
Word 2007 and 2010 which let you take an accessible Word document and
customize the font style and size to meet your needs. This lets people with
visual disabilities view accessible Word documents easily with their own
preferences. If you are working in an alternate text production centre, you
can create style sets for clients/students and swap them for the style set
used in an accessible Word document.

Since I can see the serif fonts better, sans serif fonts cause readability
issues for me. I have my own Style Set to swap out on accessible Word
documents to optimize the readability for me.


The how to document is called Creating a Custom Style Set. Although written
for Word 2007, it is the same process in Word 2010.

Cheers, Karen

-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Jennifer Sutton
Sent: December-20-11 11:13 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] font for "large print" Word document

Perhaps these two articles will help:

Guidelines from APH:


Best Practices from CCLVI:

At 07:18 AM 12/20/2011, you wrote:
>I have been asked about the best font and font size to use for making a
>"large print" version of a document created in Word 2010 on Windows 7,
>intended to be distributed in paper. Are there guidelines on this? I
>found the lovely WebAIM article on fonts
>(http://webaim.org/techniques/fonts/) but it only deals with web pages.
>Sarah E. Bourne
>Director of Assistive Technology &
>Mass.Gov Chief Technology Strategist
>Information Technology Division
>Commonwealth of Massachusetts
>1 Ashburton Pl. rm 1601 Boston MA 02108