[bksvol-discuss] Re: Question on kids book fonts

  • From: "Lynn I" <lynnskyi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 17:34:24 -0500

Can't all of the visual adjustments be made in the Windows control panel 
under accessibility?

Blessings.

Lynnsky

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From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009 5:29 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Question on kids book fonts


Hi Valerie,

I don't know if something like this is possible, but can whatever
device Nichole is using be set to display a larger font on everything
accessed, regardless of what it is, or where it comes from?  I'm sure you
already thought of that, but figured I'd try.  I do so want everyone to be
able to read happily!

Mayrie



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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Valerie Maples
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009 3:26 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Question on kids book fonts

Actually, my daughter is one of many who cannot, but since the preponderance
of suggestions is to stick with 12/16, I will probably do that.  Nichole has
really poor physical access, so she can only pick a book from 3, then read
or pause.  Many kids with multiple handicaps or severe physical handicaps
can only do limited things by themselves, and unfortunately none of the
tools for BookShare that are accessible to kids like Nichole allow you to
permanently designate a larger font.

Valerie


On 10 29, 2009, at 4:52 PM, Bob wrote:

> I personally would change it all to twelve points and either new roman
> or ariel. We know that works.
>
> If the person has some usable sight they can control the size with
> their own reading software.
>
> Just my opinion.
>
> Bob
>
> "We know the future will outlast all of us, but I believe that all of
> us will live on in the future we make,"
> Senator Edward M. Kennedy
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mayrie ReNae"
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> >
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> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Question on kids book fonts
>
>
>> Hi Valerie and Lori,
>>
>> I'm not positive about this, but here's what I think I remember being
>> told.  Bookshare's tools take big fonts and shrink them, except where
>> they are headings.  I think it is assumed that folks needing font
>> enlargement will use their adaptive software to do the enlarging.
>> I know
>> that back in the dark ages, screen readers did choke on fonts larger
>> than about 24 or 30.  That may have changed with advances in
>> software.  My suggestion would be to try what you want to try,
>> Valerie, and then, once the book is included into the collection,
>> download it and see what the tools have done to or with it.  Since
>> you are the proofreader, I think Lori's question/issue was addressed.
>>
>> Just my thoughts.
>>
>> Mayrie
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Valerie
>> Maples
>> Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009 2:04 PM
>> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Question on kids book fonts
>>
>> I am the validator/proofreader. He came to me from Shelley in larger
>> fonts, and I just wondered if there was at least the four pt.
>> variance if it could still be  kept at a larger size.
>>
>> I had not stopped to think about screen readers, can anyone address
>> that issue?
>>
>> Thanks!
>> Valerie
>>
>>
>> On 10 29, 2009, at 3:56 PM, Lori wrote:
>>
>>> Well, if it is oked, then it would be important to let the
>>> validator/ proofreader know as if one is following the directions
>>> from the manual it says to change to 12 pt.
>>>
>>> I'm not techy enough to know, but does a particular size font
>>> interfere with the screen reader?
>>>
>>> Lori
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Valerie Maples"
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>>> >
>>> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009 4:37 PM
>>> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Question on kids book fonts
>>>
>>>
>>>> I think I am right in remembering that we can use either Arial or
>>>> Times new Roman, right?  Okay, my question is, in kids books, can
>>>> we use larger pt. fonts, like 16 and 24?  Nichole was showing her
>>>> books on her screen to a buddy and they always wanted larger fonts.
>>>> Most kids books scan at something s like 16 & 24, so I am hoping
>>>> that would  be okay.  I am doing two of Shelley's Stanley books and
>>>> would like to  do them like that if it is acceptable and will still
>>>> handle well in  Braille.
>>>>
>>>> Valerie Maples
>>>> vlmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>
>>>> currently scanning Without A Doubt (Sierra Jensen #5), With This
>>>> Ring (Sierra Jensen #6), My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White
>>>> House
>>>>
>>>> currently proofing:  Stanley and the Magic Lamp, Invisible Stanley,
>>>> A Deeper Level,  Ten Days to Self-Esteem
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