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Clear and Large Print - Sensory Therapy Gardens Fact Sheet

Clear and Large Print - Sensory Therapy Gardens Fact Sheet

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Sensory Trust information sheet
Clear and Large print guidelines providea standard for maximising the legibility
of printed documents such as leaets,brochures, guidebooks and maps. They can
also be applied to other forms of written
communication such as letters and forms.The guidelines were developed by theRNIB based on its own research. As with
all accessible information it is impossible to
cater for all users individual needs. Clear
and Large Print are a good starting pointthat is widely understood
Clear Print
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Clear Print requires a minimum font size
of 12pt Arial
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The font that you use should be clear inits design, without too many ourishes.Avoid ‘handwriting’ or ‘fancy’ fonts
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Space between the lines (leading) should
be at least single spacing, preferably
more
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Text should be left aligned. Text that is
centred or aligned on the right could bemissed
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Do not hyphenate words at the end oflines
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Avoid using text on top of images; it isdifcult to read and can be completely
missed
Producing Clear Print
When designing a document, leaet or
brochure it is important to remember thatnot all fonts have letters that are the same
size. For example:
This is 12 point text in Arial
This is 12 point text in Verdana
This is 12 point text in Franklin Gothic
If you are using a font other than Arial
compare a paragraph or text in both the
fonts and adjust your font size accordingly.For example,
The Sensory Trust promotes and supportsthe creation and management of outdoor spaces that can be used and enjoyed byeveryone regardless of age or ability
 
(12 point Arial)
The Sensory Trust promotes and supportsthe creation and management of outdoorspaces that can be used and enjoyed byeveryone regardless of age or ability(14 point FoundryFormSansBook)
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Develop a house style for the main textof documents that conforms to ClearPrint guidelines
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If you use external suppliers develop anaccessible information brief that includesdirections to conform to Clear Print
guidelines.
Large Print
Whereas Clear Print isappropriate as a standard for allprinted information Large Printis an alternative format and is
benecial for people with lowvision.
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Large print is dened by theRNIB as being 16pt Arial orbigger. You should not refer
to a document as being LargePrint unless it conforms with
this standard.
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Large print documents should
Accessible information - clear and large print

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