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In the Balance:Making Financial Information Accessible

Thompson, Leanne and Reeves, Christopher and Masters, Kate (1999) In the Balance:Making Financial Information Accessible. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 17 (2). pp. 65-70. ISSN 0264-6196

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Abstract

Evaluation of financial document design formed the central part of a recent research project by the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB). The study, entitled The Presentation of Financial Information for Visually Impaired People, investigated financial information design in four alternative formats: large print; Braille; audio cassette; and computer disk. The results have raised some interesting implications for designers of financial documentation. Several design feature preferences were drawn from the research which are being recommended as general guidelines for financial information design. These results are outlined within a discussion of the importance of this type of research not only for visually impaired people themselves but also for financial institutions as a result of impending legal requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act (1995). Future research on this topic by the RNIB is discussed, as are some thoughts on incorporating creativity with accessible design.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Visual Impairment
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research
ID Code: 49977
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 23 Sep 2011 16:19
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:43
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/49977

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