Food Basics, Now with Screenreader Accessible Flyers!

Last Updated on: 27th March 2014, 10:08 am

A long time back, Carin mentioned the lack of an accessible Food Basics flyer and how it would be awesome if they had one because we buy a lot of our groceries there. For a while we put this thought out of our heads because they said if something was done it would be well down the road, plus the 100 Mile Market made shopping at a real live grocery store almost unnecessary. But now that there is suddenly no more 100 Mile Market, it’s back to the real live grocery stores with us, so flyers are on our minds a bit more.

So today while I was rummaging through Carin’s email (she knows I was in there) I came across one of the weekly Food Basics flyer emails she never stopped getting. Since it had been a long time, I decided to open it and see if anything had changed. Much to my great surprise and happiness, it had! Below the regular flyer link there was another that said “click here to view the accessible flyer.” You know, I think I’d like to do that. And sure enough, it was completely accessible!

The layout is pretty simple. There’s a heading for each page, and below each of those is a fairly easy to figure out list of the week’s specials. You’ll want to read it line by line since groups of things that are the same price and I believe made by the same people sometimes run together rather than having their own space, but other than that, nice work!

To access the flyer, you can click here. That’s the link to the regular page, which gets updated each week. On that page there’s a link to the accessible version. I’d have linked that one directly, but stripping off the specific flyer ID causes it to link back to the regular page anyway, so there’s no point. You can also subscribe for the weekly emails that helped me discover this by going here.

I don’t know when you started doing this, but thank you, Food Basics! We blind folks really do appreciate it.

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