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Re: Watermarks in Word docs

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From: Jim Allan
Date: Dec 7, 2017 1:25PM


Ilana,
That is a policy choice. Water marks are difficult for some folks with low
vision and other reading issues to read and they can make the main text of
the document to read. I don't use them, but, my audience is a school for
the blind.
Jim

On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 1:27 PM, Ilana Gordon < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
wrote:

> Thanks so much Jim. So just to be clear are you saying that it should be
> taken out completely as a watermark as well?
>
> Thanks,
> Ilana
>
> On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 1:56 PM, Jim Allan < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>
> > 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> >
> > wrote:
> >
> > > 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?
> > >
> > > Ilana
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> > > Ilana Gordon
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> >
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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
> > > > > > > > > >
>
>
>
> --
> Ilana Gordon
> President
> Word Wizards, Inc
> 8609 2nd Avenue, Unit 406-B
> Silver Spring, MD 20910
> *v.*301-986-0808 *fax.*301-986-0809
> *Direct: 240-380-2639*
> www.wordwizardsinc.com
> > > > >



--
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