4: Use The Minimum Of Styles

Keep your document plain, elegant and readable. Concentrate on content rather than looks. Keep to a single topic per paragraph, and resist the temptation to fill your document with fancy fonts, size changes, orientation changes and colours. It won’t help your readers to understand, and it will be lost on the Braille readers – if in fact all the content can be brought into Duxbury in the first place.

You can make a beautiful document using three Heading Styles and the Normal Style; this allows you four fonts and four colours, one for each Style.

And don’t mistake pictures of text as real text! WordArt does not translate into Braille or many other formats, even if it looks colourful on the printed page.


Figure 3: A picture of the sentence “This is not Text” produced using WordArt.