How to convert documents into Large Print accessible format

By Katy Brickley|March 19, 2018|Accessibility, blog, Large Print|0 comments

 How to get documents translated into Large Print Have you been asked to produce your information in Large Print?  You may be thinking, “…surely I can just magnify my document on the photocopier?” Or “Maybe I’ll just increase the font size…” We explain below why it can be a bit more complex than that, and how our team of accessible information specialists at A2i can help make your documents accessible

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How to get documents translated into audio

By Katy Brickley|March 19, 2018|Accessibility, Audio, blog, Uncategorized|0 comments

You’ve been asked for an audio version of your magazine or report. You know it’s important for accessibility, but what is an audio version? And what do you do next? Let A2i help you reach everyone Documents translated into an audio format are useful for people who are print-disabled – for example, people with sight loss, dyslexia or people with learning difficulties. Providing an audio version allows these people to

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What is the purple pound?

By Katy Brickley|March 19, 2018|Accessibility, Audio, blog, Braille, E-text, Easy Read, Large Print, Tactile, Uncategorized|0 comments

The term ‘purple pound’ is now widely used to refer to the collective spending power of disabled people. This spending power is estimated to be worth about £249bn to the UK economy. Apart from being a legal duty, if you don’t make your products and services accessible to people with disabilities, you risk losing this potential business. Can you afford to do so? Stand out from the crowd: be accessible

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How to look after your voice when podcasting

By Katy Brickley|March 16, 2018|Accessibility, Audio, Podcast|0 comments

Thinking of starting a podcast? Here’s how to make sure your voice doesn’t suffer… So you’ve got yourself a mic and something important to say but stop right there! Before you start your podcast, read these tips from our expert audio team on how to look after your voice… they’ll help protect your throat and ensure you sound consistent and professional. Warm up exercises It’s wise to do a little

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Website accessibility

By Susie Fisher|February 7, 2018|Uncategorized|0 comments

We are committed to making A2i’s website as accessible as possible to all users including people with disabilities. We have therefore designed our website to meet Level AA of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. We believe our site meets all the criteria listed for Level AA conformance. For example, we always use Alt tags for all images, except where an image is for visual effect only, or where

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A2i’s Intro Video

By Susie Fisher|January 29, 2018|Uncategorized|0 comments

Here’s the full script of A2i’s Introduction Video: A2i – making information accessible So your customers need alternative formats 2 access your information? You’ve come to the right place – for a transcription service that is professional “our experts have been producing alternative formats since 1999” prompt “we work super-fast, with most orders dispatched in 3 to 4 working days” personal “we can always chat about your bespoke documents and

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How much do you know about Braille?

By Katy Brickley|November 20, 2017|Accessibility, blog, Braille|0 comments

    So what do you know about Braille? Test your knowledge here in our fun quiz How did you do? Do you have any questions about Braille? Just ping us an email, we’ll be happy to help. You can also follow us on Twitter: @a2itranscribes  Or for top accessibility tips straight to your inbox, sign up for our newsletter

A2i’s top facts about alternative formats

By Katy Brickley|November 20, 2017|Accessibility, Audio, blog, Braille, E-text, Large Print|0 comments

How many people read Braille in the UK? How many books are available in alternative formats? What font size is Large Print? You’ll find all these statistics and more in our handy infographic about alternative formats Let us know any if you have any questions about accessible formats or the transcription process – we’ll be happy to help answer them!  Sign up to our to brief newsletter for more accessibility tips and knowledge!

Widening participation and accessible formats

By Katy Brickley|November 11, 2017|Accessibility, Braille, E-text, Tactile, Uncategorized|0 comments

What steps can you take to reach all your print-disabled students and potential students? Making sure your prospectus and open day brochures are available in alternative formats is the first stage in widening participation for students who are visually impaired or otherwise print-disabled. Taking the initiative and having these documents already transcribed and on the shelf, ensures that when you do have a request from a prospective student for an accessible

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New test may spot glaucoma early

By Katy Brickley|October 30, 2017|blog, Eye health|0 comments

We’re been really excited to read about recent research from University College London, where researchers have developed a test that may spot glaucoma years – even a decade – before we notice any visual impairment. Glaucoma is when the optic nerve – connecting your eye to brain – becomes damaged, leading to sight loss if not detected. As glaucoma is the main cause of irreversible blindness with around 60 million

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