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Re: Watermarks in Word docs


From: Jim Allan
Date: Dec 7, 2017 11:56AM

I recommend adding the watermark text to the filename (e.g. SAMPLE - the
real fileneme.docx). file name is first thing read by a screen reader. the
filename appears in the center of the word user interface, easy to see.
front loading the file name with the watermark text ensures it will display
in the user interface without being truncated.
Also, recommend adding the watermark text as a header and/or footer (tho
screen reader might not find it), or if possible make the first line of the
document the watermark text in bold (e.g. *SAMPLE SAMPLE SAMPLE ...*)

On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 11:41 AM, Ilana Gordon < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> Looking for some guidance for the use of watermarks. I've always understood
> that they are a no no or low vision/contrast issues. We have some docs that
> have a watermark that is a light grey and indicates the doc is a sample.
> Any info on best practice in this case?
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Jim Allan, Accessibility Coordinator
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78756
voice 512.206.9315 fax: 512.206.9452 http://www.tsbvi.edu/
"We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us." McLuhan, 1964