Each month I will be responding to a question; chosen from a pool of some of
the most commonly asked ones that I have been asked over the years and
continue to be asked.
This month, I’d like to answer the following question:
How to make recipes more accessible.
This is indeed a very hot topic as more people are requesting and demanding
recipes to be made accessible to them in formats that are easy to read. For
a blind person who loves to follow recipes, there are ways to make them
accessible and truly; it is not as difficult as you may think.
First, for the formats. You need to provide the recipes in formats that are
readable for a blind person. In Braille, large print, and electronically in
file formats such as txt, rtf, html, and doc. It may probably be easiest
for you to provide your recipes in either large print or electronically
before considering the Braille option.
You do not really have to bother too much about word crafting as the same
strategy holds for everyone. The only thing that you would want to keep in
mind is this: If you are going to use graphics and pictures in your
recipes, then for the benefit of a blind person you can use words to
describe the images and pictures in your recipes.
That’s it really. Nothing more for you to do.