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Table 2 List of communication support and technologies which can improve information accessibility for deafblind people

From: Overcoming barriers to the involvement of deafblind people in conversations about research: recommendations from individuals with Usher syndrome

Tools and support Definitions
Audio Induction Loop A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. It is a magnetic system using wireless signals that allows the speaker’s voice to be transmitted by microphone directly to the hearing aids/cochlear implant when using the ‘T’ (Telecoil) setting.
Electronic information Electronic sources of information need to be in editable formats (i.e. not PDF), so the reader can change the font/colour and size to suit their needs and be written in screen reader-compatible formats (e.g. use of navigable headings and pictures with alt text). Information on websites should be accessible to braille readers and have a BSL version with subtitles.
Printed documents Large print resources available in easy read formats including high contrast (e.g. black text on a yellow background), large print (at least 18 point) sans-serif fonts (e.g. Arial), suitable pictures used (if applicable) to illustrate meaning.
Recorders and notetakers A video or audio recorder can be used to capture the content of the meeting or a notetaker can provide written or electronic minutes of a meeting.