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A. About the Guide

The Manager's Guide to Multiple Format Production provides updated guidelines on how to develop and deliver accessible published government materials.

The guidelines have been developed under the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada that states government information must be broadly accessible throughout society.

The following sections are outlined in the Guide:

Accessible Web Sites
Computer Diskettes
Described Video
Large Print
On-Screen Text

This listing is by no means static. Developers of information technology are constantly making improvements and introducing new formats.

The Guidelines are accompanied by an appendix that lists helpful contact information, follow-up references and sample format specifications.

The Guide has been developed in consultation with federal government managers, groups representing people with disabilities, individual consumers and multiple format producers.

Definition: The term "multiple format" refers to any non-traditional publishing format. It replaces the previous terms "alternate format" and "alternative format".

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