How do we make information accessible?

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How do we make information accessible?

The Library provides a variety of solutions to make visual information accessible. Below are examples of some of the various services and products that the Library offers.

Library services for accessible information:

Conversion to Braille

Conversion of documents, forms, brochures and more from WORD or “Live PDF” files to Braille format, on the Library’s Braille printers.

Conversion to Large Print

Conversion of documents, forms, brochures and more from WORD or “Live PDF” files to Large Print (font: Ariel, size 33), on the Library’s printers.

Conversion of text to audio

There are two ways to convert text to audio:
  1. Narration – professional narrators record the content in the Library recording studios in Hebrew, Arabic, Russian and English. Example: The UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, The Ministry of Justice guide to the public. To listen click here.
  2. Speech engine – conversion of a file to speech by a speech engine. Example: The Pelican Migration, by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority. To listen click here.

Tagging digital files

Conversion of Plain text, PDF, and WORD documents for use with screen-reader software.

Addition of Audio description for video content

Production of a special narrative soundtrack that accompanies the video and describes what is happening on the screen. The narration is recorded by professional narrators and edited in the leading sound studios in Israel. For more information about audio description click here.

Audio Description at Live Events

Audio description for conferences, seminars and more by a professional narrator who describes in real time what is happening on stage or in the presentation. The visually impaired listener listens to the narration through a personal headset.

For more information please contact Nofar by telephone +972 (0)9 8865127 or by email