[Athen] play formatting for the blind

Swanson, Andrew aswans15 at msudenver.edu
Tue Aug 1 13:01:19 PDT 2017

Thank you Gaeir! I am a little familiar with the BANA transcription.

This case is a little different, my question is more directed to how a student would prepare a document/review others' documents with a screen reader. This particular student doesn't use braille too often and only uses Voice Over on the Mac. I know VO will read punctuation but I would imagine setting up a document might be more difficult with only VO.

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The BANA Website has resources for questions like these.


I have attached the chapter on plays from the formatting guidelines.

If you have not looked at the formatting guidelines before, it helps to understand a few terms. When they talk about a "cell-5 heading," it refers to a heading that begins in the fifth cell (in other words, has four blank spaces before it) and has a blank line before it. (You can find headings in Chapter 4.)

A 1-3 margin means that the first line begins in cell one (no indent) and each succeeding lines begins in cell 3 (two blank spaces), like a "hanging ident" in print.

Hope this helps!


Gaeir (rhymes with "fire") Dietrich
HTCTU Director


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Does anyone have experience/resources on playwriting formatting for blind individuals?



Andrew S.J. Swanson

Accessibility Technology Specialist

Access Center

Plaza 122

Metropolitan State University of Denver

aswans15 at msudenver.edu



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