Commercial large print is usually produced in 16 point font. The RNIB recommends a minimum of 14 point Arial font in single line spacing, provided on matt white paper.
Large print is most useful for readers with a sight impairment or partial sight.
Most photocopiers have the ability to magnify the page when copying printed material but page number references may be lost. Software is available for converting documents to large print and maintaining page references, for details please visit the Tools & Solutions section of this website.
For full details of the RNIB Clear print guidelines visit their website at:
www.rnib.org.uk/xpedio/groups/public/documents/publicwebsite/public_printdesign.hcsp (external link).
Large Print Books
Many books are now published in Large Print versions and these can often been obtained from local libraries, book shops or publishers. The Who can help section of this website includes a directory of libraries where alt formats like large print are available.
Music in Large Print
People who are partially sighted can often read music if it enlarged. The RNIB produced a leaflet raising awareness of music issues facing partially sighted people which can be read on their website: