In order to make the Dharma accessible to those who have visual impairments, the following downloads of Sitting Buddha by Rev. Master Daishin Morgan, Abbot of Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey, are available. This short book is an introduction to Zen Buddhism and sitting meditation (zazen) as practiced at Throssel. Please click on the links for each of the twelve chapters. (No file is bigger than 40k.) These files are for personal use only and should not be redistributed without checking with the guest department at Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey.
Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey
I found out about this recent upload via a Twitter site I stumbled upon yesterday. Isn’t it interesting how information is networked around the world and, in this case, lands back to it’s source here at Throssel. Having discovered this new download and who uploaded it I nipped down the corridor to question the monk responsible. What makes a download accessible, and for who in particular? Light briskly shone upon the matter.
Apparently Screen Readers are not able to read PDF files as accurately as DOC ones. A new world of website accessibility has now opened up before me. Already I know of at least two people who find it difficult to read the text on Jade Mountains. I’d like to do all that’s possible to ease the struggle.