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From: Corrine Schoeb
Date: Fri, Jul 21 2017 7:51AM
Subject: Font family and size and paper color for printed material
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Wondering if anyone has suggestions for font family and size for printed
material and if there are any references you could point me to.

Also, I was asked about paper background color for black print - I was
going to suggest light/pale pastels but I do not really know. Any thoughts
on this?

This would be for printed material handed out to students during
orientation (backed up an accessible online source).

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Corrine Schoeb
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From: Jonathan Avila
Date: Fri, Jul 21 2017 8:16AM
Subject: Re: Font family and size and paper color for printed material
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The Low Vision Task force at the W3C's Accessibility Guidelines group put together a document describing the Accessibility Requirements for People with Low Vision https://www.w3.org/TR/low-vision-needs/. While this document is focused on web content -- many of the points are still relevant.

The American Foundation for the Blind has an article on making print more readable
http://www.afb.org/info/reading-and-writing/making-print-more-readable/35

The lighthouse has one too
http://li129-107.members.linode.com/accessibility/design/accessible-print-design/

Best Regards,

Jonathan

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Subject: [WebAIM] Font family and size and paper color for printed material

Wondering if anyone has suggestions for font family and size for printed material and if there are any references you could point me to.

Also, I was asked about paper background color for black print - I was going to suggest light/pale pastels but I do not really know. Any thoughts on this?

This would be for printed material handed out to students during orientation (backed up an accessible online source).

--

Corrine Schoeb
Technology Accessibility Coordinator, ITS
610-957-6208

*** Swarthmore College ITS will never ask you for your password, including by email. Please keep your passwords private to protect yourself and the security of our network.

To learn more about web security visit
http://www.swarthmore.edu/its/security

From: Jennifer Sutton
Date: Fri, Jul 21 2017 11:15AM
Subject: Re: Font family and size and paper color for printed material
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Hello:


I thought I'd pass along a few links from the American Printing House
for the Blind, in case they're of interest.

They're below my name.


Best,

Jennifer



APH — Guidelines for Print Document Design
http://www.aph.org/research/design-guidelines/

aph Accessible Media Guidelines
http://www.aph.org/accessible-media-guidelines/

APHont:
http://www.aph.org/products/aphont/
[perhaps for its concepts as I've not heard of folks who are using it in
the real world, but perhaps I'm wrong).