Clear and Large Print - Sensory Therapy Gardens Fact Sheet


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Clear and Large Print - Sensory Therapy Gardens Fact Sheet

  1. 1. Sensory Trust information sheetAccessible information - clear and large printClear and Large print guidelines provide fonts and adjust your font size accordingly.a standard for maximising the legibility For example,of printed documents such as leaflets, The Sensory Trust promotes and supportsbrochures, guidebooks and maps. They can the creation and management of outdooralso be applied to other forms of written spaces that can be used and enjoyed bycommunication such as letters and forms. everyone regardless of age or ability The guidelines were developed by the (12 point Arial)RNIB based on its own research. As withall accessible information it is impossible to The Sensory Trust promotes and supportscater for all users individual needs. Clear the creation and management of outdoorand Large Print are a good starting point spaces that can be used and enjoyed bythat is widely understood everyone regardless of age or ability (14 point FoundryFormSansBook)Clear Printl Clear Print requires a minimum font size l Develop a house style for the main text of 12pt Arial of documents that conforms to Clear Print guidelinesl The font that you use should be clear in its design, without too many flourishes. l If you use external suppliers develop an Avoid ‘handwriting’ or ‘fancy’ fonts accessible information brief that includes directions to conform to Clear Printl Space between the lines (leading) should guidelines. be at least single spacing, preferably morel Text should be left aligned. Text that is Large Print centred or aligned on the right could be missed Whereas Clear Print isl Do not hyphenate words at the end of appropriate as a standard for all lines printed information Large Printl Avoid using text on top of images; it is difficult to read and can be completely is an alternative format and is missed beneficial for people with lowProducing Clear Print vision.When designing a document, leaflet or Large print is defined by the l brochure it is important to remember thatnot all fonts have letters that are the same RNIB as being 16pt Arial orsize. For example: bigger. You should not refer This is 12 point text in Arial to a document as being Large This is 12 point text in Verdana Print unless it conforms with This is 12 point text in Franklin Gothic this standard. If you are using a font other than Arialcompare a paragraph or text in both the Large print documents should l
  2. 2. also conform to other Clear In brief Print guidelines concerning 1 Clear Print guidelines should be adopted as a standard for all layout, use of fonts and printed materials images. 2 Always check your text design against the same text in 12 point Arial to see how itProducing Large Print compares for size and clarity Reading long documents, evenl 3 Include accessible information guidelines as a part of your in Large Print can be tiring for organisation’s commitment to people with low vision. You accessibility should therefore reduce the 4 As well as font size and style ensure that your materials length of the text as much as display good colour and contrast possible.l you are promoting a Large If Print version of a leaflet or a brochure ensure that this is clearly displayed at the beginning or on front, in text that conforms to Large Print standards. The Sensory Trust promotes and supports the creation and managementFurther Reading of outdoor spaces that can be used and enjoyed by everyone, regardless of ageFor more detail on Clear and Large Print or ability.See it Right - Making information accessiblefor people with sight problems (RNIB, ISBN Visit 85878 704 6) is available from the RNIB or contact:( Sensory Trust, Watering Lane Nursery, For information about font sizes for Pentewan, St.Austell, Cornwall PL26signs and interpretation panels the Sign 6BEDesign Guide, Peter Barker and June Tel: +44 (0)1726 222900Fraser, JMU and Sign Design Society (ISBN Fax: +44 (0)1726 2229011 85878 412 3) is also available from the Email: and the Sign Design Society( document has been set in 11.25pointAPHont, a font developed by the AmericanPrinting House for the