Globally, at least 2.2bn people have visual impairments that interfere with their daily lives (WHO, 2019). Although there is a vast range of different experiences associated with visual impairments (e.g. blurred vision, distortions, blind spots), low-vision is defined as a condition in which daily tasks (such as cooking, cleaning, mobility and recognising faces) are difficult to perform.

The goal of any print material is convey information to recipients and, in order to do so, needs to be accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. Devices and technical aids can help, but are not always available or affordable. These guidelines provide detail on how to make print documents more accessible to the majority of those with visual impairments.

We thank you for reading these guidelines and for taking the steps to make your documents more accessible.

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