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Accessible images can be read by people with sight loss. They can be either a tactile image or a large print with supporting materials. Some accessible images are a combination of tactile and large print image with raised or embossed lines and colour overprinted. Any text used would be either in braille or large print text.
These are images specifically designed to be looked at by touch and not by sight. The image will usually have been designed to be simpler and bolder with only the essential elements of the image remaining. All non-essential decorative elements are removed. Dot and line textures replace colours.
Large print images are designed to be clearer, simpler and larger than their mainstream equivalent. If a large print image has colour, clear bold colours should be chosen carefully so they would not be confusing for someone with colour vision deficiency.
There are thousands of accessible images on Load2Learn. There is something to interest everyone, as the collection includes images for curriculum subjects such as Science, Geography, Maths, History, Physical Education and Psychology as well as general interest images of nature, home and garden, life skills and hobbies to name a few!
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Images are available as PDF and editable file types including CorelDraw, Illustrator and Word.
When you download an image from Load2Learn you may get a zipped file containing large print images and/or tactile images as print ready images (PDF's) and the editable file, where available. The print ready files (PDF) allow you to print and raise the image without special design software.
Some accessible image files on Load2Learn have been provided as zip files. A zip file contains files compressed to reduce their file size and stores them as a specific set of information/items. Each zip file may contain a variation of the following items:
If we have been given the editable file, it will be included in the zipped image file that you download.
If you have the appropriate design software you can edit the image. You can get more information about how to do this by viewing our design software training pages.