Debee Norling

Dealing with images if you are blind

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I would like to see a help article from bookshare on dealing with files that contain images if you are visually impaired.

The problem: you are a screen reader user and you are reading a book which contains images. Many of these images are necessary for understanding the material.

You either need a helper to describe the images or you need to pull them up under magnification. Perhaps you want to print them so you can take them to your describer or magnification system.

What is the best format to download the book in? Then how do you locate the correct image, example Figure 3.4? How then do you pull it up onscreen in reading software that supports images and is also screen reader accessible?

Please write a step-by-step guide for people who need this kind of help.


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Hi Debee,

I'm terribly sorry for the delay! We greatly appreciate you sharing your feedback with us and will make sure we provide a detailed Help Center article before the end of the month. I'll follow-up with you again directly once we've posted it online. 

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