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Text-Key's Large Print U.S. Government Publications
A Service of the Virginia M. Woolf Foundation
138 documents, in 20 categories, in 18 & 28 point type
From: Text-Key

Reviewed by Sheldon Ztvordokov - April 25, 2006

In its ongoing efforts to make a variety of publications readily accessible to visually impaired readers, the Virginia M. Woolf Foundation has issued a collection twenty thematically organized CD-Roms containing U.S. Government Documents. In all, these CDs contain 138 documents, and each document is presented in two large print formats, one in a 18 point font, and one in a 28 point font. Copies of the documents are also presented in ASCII (plain-text) format for easy access by those using computer screen reading programs.

The Virginia M. Woolf Foundation is a nonprofit organization that makes available, via their innovative Text-Key publication process, books and publications that are specially formatted for ease of use by visually impaired readers. The large print files are in Adobe tagged PDF format, and they are designed to be read on your computer via the free Adobe reader program included on each CD. The files are easy to access, and even easier to navigate and due the special formatting, you do not have to scroll back and forth when reading a line.

The twenty CDs of U.S. Government documents currently available cover a broad range of topics such as: A complete list of all the available CDs and the documents contained within them, as well as ordering information, is available online at In addition to these Government publications, the Virginia M. Woolf Foundation also offers a wide selection of books, both fiction and nonfiction, that have been preformatted into 28 and 48 font sized ELF (enhanced letter format) versions.

By offering these important publications in large print and in screen reader accessible versions, the Virginia M. Woolf Foundation is helping to give visually impaired readers access to a wider range of material than was previously available.

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