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NOTE: THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION, AND IS PRESENTED SIMPLY AS A CONVENIENCE TO THE READER. BECAUSE OF THE CHANGING AVAILABILITY OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, THE COMPLETENESS OF THIS LISTING IS NOT GUARANTEED.

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36. PROOF READING

IN THE OLDEN DAYS USING A TYPEWRITER WITHOUT EYESIGHT LITERALLY MEANT TYPING IN THE BLIND.

HOWEVER, SINCE THE TECHNOLOGY ERA OF MAC AND PC SCREEN READERS THERE ARE NOW MANY LOW VISION AND NO VISION AUTHORS.

BUT, EACH OF THOSE VISION-LOSS WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS PRESENT A CONTINUING NEED FOR CAREFUL EDITING AND CRITICAL FEEDBACK TO INSURE ACCURACY AND CLARITY FOR BOTH SIGHTED AND UNSIGHTED CONSUMERS.

PLUS, ANOTHER BIG SHORTCOMING IS THAT A SCREEN READER CANNOT EASILY REPORT THE MISUSE OF BLANK SPACES AND IT CAN OFTEN MASK MISSPELLED WORDS.

IN THE END, THE SMART SOLUTION FOR ALL THESE VISION-LOSS CHALLENGES IS AT LEAST TWO SIGHTED PROOFREADERS SEPARATELY REVIEWING YOUR LARGE-PRINT HARDCOPY EVEN IF THE FINISHED PRODUCT WILL BE PUBLISHED ONLINE.

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