How technology is helping people with print disabilities read the local news

24 December 2012

Less than five percent of the world’s print information is avaliable in a format that someone with a print disability can access.

But now, thanks to technology, this growing number of people can keep up to date with news about what is happening in their local area.

Vision Australia, the nation’s leading blindness and low vision services is currently transitioning ten local newspapers to a digital format. 

“The new system builds on the current service by using digital technology to produce a high quality product that can easily be navigated. Vision Australia clients can skip through the content to find the information that is of interest to them and they will receive their newspaper at around the same time as their sighted neighbours,” says Michael Ward, National Coordinator Audio Description & Talking Newspaper, Vision Australia.

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