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From Online PDF to Print, Accessibly

When creating PDF documents that may be effectively shared online and still look nice when printed, make sure that you do not overlook these basic items.  semantically tagged content (headings, lists, tables) logical reading order (test with a screen reader) embed fonts descriptive hyperlinks, no "click here" language color contrast ratio 4.5:1 ​informational images have alternative text decorative images are marked as artifacts linked table of contents logical bookmarks  Accessibility Permission Flag is set to 'on' primary language is set tables are tagged with rows, headers These are just a few of the most important things to remember when creating your PDF document. If you have questions or would like more information, email me. See also https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/create-verify-pdf-accessibility.html and Matterhorn Protocol which is an accessible document that meets and models all of the above requirements:  http://www.pdfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/MatterhornProtocol_1-02.pdf 
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Apps for Independence in the Community and Orientation and Mobility

Apps for Independence in the Community and Orientation and Mobility I have a penchant for buying apps to check which work best for various activities. Here are a few favorites that are either specifically designed for blind or visually impaired users, or are apps that work well with VoiceOver. Many are multiplatform and available on iOS via the Apple Store, Android via Google Play, and Windows Phone via Windows Phone Store. GPS Apps: Apple Maps and Siri (built in iOS app, free) Apple Maps is built into iOS devices and can provide spoken location information and pedestrian directions, but it needs to tie into other apps to provide routing directions that involve public transportation Google Maps with Google Now and Talkback (free) Can provide location and directions with spoken information [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-maps/id585027354?mt=8] [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.maps&hl=en] BlindSquare Terrific GPS app that is tailored to travlers who are blind and visually impaired. It integrates with other...
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