TN 1 (04-12)

NL 01001.140 Procedure for the Large Print (18 Point Font) Special Notice Option for the Blind or Visually Impaired

A. What happens when the person selects the large print option?

When a person selects the large print special notice option, we send the standard print documents using normal procedures. In addition, the notice system automatically routes the notice and other documents to a vendor to produce the large print documents. Large print documents are in 18-point font.

B. Why do we enclose a cover sheet with certain large print notices?

We send a cover sheet with large print notices that contains the notice recipient’s name and mailing address so the vendor can mail the notice in a window envelope.

Some of the cover sheets also include language to encourage the notice recipient to send the standard print version if he or she needs to return the document to us. However, we do accept large print versions of forms. The language on the cover sheet is as follows:

“We sent you a standard print version of this letter in a separate envelope. Please send the standard print version if you return a letter or form to us. If you need help completing a standard print form, please contact us and we will help you.”

We send the additional language with these large print notices:

  • SSA and certain record specification notices that have an enclosed form for the recipient to return to us, and

  • All DDS-generated notices.


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NL 01001.140 - Procedure for the Large Print (18 Point Font) Special Notice Option for the Blind or Visually Impaired - 04/26/2012
Batch run: 04/26/2012
Rev:04/26/2012