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The First PDF Reader for People Who Are Visually Impaired

Woman with glasses reads enlarged text on a computer screen.

SNAB, the Swiss National Association of and for the Blind, announces the first PDF reader for people who are visually impaired.  It filters the text out of a PDF file and presents it in a user-friendly interface. The text can be enlarged and contrasted with the background and line breaks are inserted automatically, which means that the text is always fitted to the size of the window. The information is displayed in the correct order with columns below rather than next to one another. Images, logos, graphics and tables appear in the correct place in the form of icons and can be displayed in a separate full-screen window.