Custom Large Print Transcription & Printing Services
What is Large Print?
Large Print is the process of adapting font, text, content layouts, and graphics to appear more clearly and, in general, larger for those whose vision requires it. However, at Inclusive Communication Services, we recognize that generating Large Print publications to provide accessible documents for the low-vision and those with vision-loss is much more than merely increasing the content size.
Our Large Print transcribing technique has been evaluated by low-vision professionals and refined to provide optimal accessibility for ease of reading. Our experience in providing quality equal-access accommodations renders us the insight necessary to properly reformat text documents while incorporating elements such as bold, italics, underlined, and color font and text.
Who Can Benefit from Large Print?
Large Print content benefits a variety of readers, including those who experience vision-loss and low-vision as well as the elderly, aging, and those with dyslexia. Our Large Print service makes use of clear fonts and layouts to make page content simpler to read. Large Print products are beneficial to have available whether explicitly requested or not, benefiting many populations that identify with a “hidden disability” or who forget to request this accommodation.
It’s important to note that Large Print is not a one-size-fits-all accommodation. Not all readers with vision-loss are able to read Large Print, so it’s important to consider other accessibility modalities such as Braille or Text-to-Voice. When in doubt, reach out to an Inclusive Communication Services coordinator to discuss your specific audience’s needs.
Why Can’t I Just Increase the Font Size?
Large Print transcription is much more complicated than simply increasing your content’s font size. There are many additional considerations that must be taken to ensure the content is truly equally accessible, including:
- Content Layout and Formatting
- Font Choices
- Table of Contents and Indexes
- Content Contrast and Color
- Graphs, Tables, and Charts
- Headers, Footers, and Letterhead
- Emphases in the Text
- Text and Font Styles
What does the Large Print Transcription Process Look Like?
ICS partners with reputable printing facilities to manage the transcription, printing, and binding of our clients’ Large Print content. By engaging trusted SOC 2 Certified partners, we’re able to guarantee the confidentiality of our clients’ documents while ensuring that our Large Print products provide quality equal-access to your target readers.
Here’s what you can expect when you work with Inclusive Communication Services for your Braille transcription needs:
- Submit your materials online, via email, or via our service portal to request a service quote within 24-hours (Preferably Microsoft Word® or Text format).
- We review your materials and provide a quote, estimated turnaround, and additional recommendations for optimal accessibility.
- Once you engage our services, we transcribe your text content into Section 508 compliant, Large Print format using credentialed and experienced transcribers.
- We submit the transcribed content to our Quality Assurance team for review of accuracy and completeness.
- We print your materials with the latest printing technology on high-quality 8 12 x 11-inch or 11 x 17-inch paper to ensure an ideal final product.
- We staple or bind (GCB Comb Binding) your final product according to your preferences:
- We once again review the quality of the final printed product and prepare your newly accessible content for shipping to one or more requested locations!
- That’s it – you’ve just provided quality equal-access to your content and signage!
Why Choose Inclusive Communication Services for Large Print Transcription?
We know that providing equal-access to your content can be overwhelming – we’re here to make it simple! With over 30-years of combined experience working with the Deaf-blind, Blind, and low-vision communities, Inclusive Communication Services is dedicated to ensuring your text content is accessible to everyone with quality-assured Large Print transcription services.
While other companies use automated conversion software that creates incomplete and unappealing products, ICS only uses trained transcribers with a history of producing high-quality Large Print content. Our transcribers meticulously examine the text, structure, and format of your documents in order to produce a Large Print version that is both readily understandable and visually aesthetic for those with vision-loss.
Providing equally-accessible materials for your workforce and customers is not only a business best practice but also a requirement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As the number of people with vision-loss continues to grow, businesses must ensure that their information is accessible and readily available in formats such as Large Print and Braille. In working directly with Large Print readers and prominent organizations for the Blind, ICS continues to set the standard for equally-accessible content, incorporating direct feedback from the readers we aim to serve.
Large Print is an invaluable resource for providing equal-access to those who identify as low-vision or experience vision loss. Don’t trust your organization’s accessibility and Section 508 compliance to just anyone. Partner with an experienced accommodations provider and ensure you’re providing an inclusive experience every time! Our dedicated and professional service coordination team will oversee your project from start to finish, keeping you up-to-date every step of your way to becoming a more accessible organization! Contact us today to discuss your project, ask questions, or to request a quote.
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