World Braille Day – let’s celebrate

World Braille Day – let’s celebrate

Braille is an incredible reading and writing system, invented by Frenchman Louis Braille. Louis Braille was born on January 4th 1809, so every year on that day we celebrate World Braille Day. The day recognises the contribution Braille makes to blind and visually impaired people around the world. Great thing about Braille Braille enables blind and visually impaired people around the world to read and write have independence; and achieve

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Accessible Menus and Restaurants

Growing up, dinner out in a restaurant was a rare treat for a special occasion. Fast forward 20 odd years and it’s less of a treat and more of a convenience for a fast moving busy world. Years ago, a member of staff would come to you with a pad and pen, take your order and serve you. Today it’s all done electronically via phones and tablets, you don’t even

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20 years of business at A2i

As we celebrate A2i’s business maturity and 20th birthday, our MD looks back over 20 years of change and looks ahead to an exciting future. By Susie Fisher A2i has grown into an established and reliable business, and 20 years is a huge success worth celebrating. I look back and remember modems, tape cassettes and karaoke machines and I can see how far we’ve come! A2i today is slick and

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Braille maths and tactile diagrams – making maths accessible

As you might imagine, Maths documents can be quite tricky to transcribe to Braille   Have you got someone starting a Maths course and they’re visually impaired? What about Biology, Chemistry or Engineering courses too – they all use maths and equations. Braille maths As you might imagine, Maths documents can be quite tricky to transcribe to Braille, but look no further – A2i’s expert team can produce Braille Maths

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Helping Liverpool Hope University make Maths accessible

Helping Liverpool Hope University make Maths accessible

Helping Liverpool Hope University make Maths accessible Customer: Liverpool Hope University  A2i services: E-text versions of degree level Maths with tactile diagrams Summary: A2i provides Braille, tactile and E-text versions of course materials so a visually impaired student studying BA Mathematics has equal access to a university education. Let us help you A2i have been producing Braille and E-text maths – including exam papers – for many other university and

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The Postal Museum, London

The Postal Museum, London – transforming their visitor experience Customer: The Postal Museum, London  Services provided by A2i: Braille, large print, tactile maps, large print maps Hannah Smith, Community Learning Officer, at The Postal Museum, comments: “A2i gave us useful advice and were helpful in producing large print and braille guides specifically tailored to both our visitors and our unique site. Production and delivery were quick and efficient too.” About

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Accessible theatre: 5 amazing ways to enjoy a night out

Going to the theatre is special. Whether it’s to see a colourful musical, the latest smash-hit play or a festive family pantomime, these are treats that we should all be able to enjoy. Having a physical, sensory or mental disability does not mean you cannot experience the thrill of live performance. Did you know that theatres across the UK offer a selection of options to make their shows accessible to

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Say it loud: let people know about your accessibility measures

“No thanks, we don’t need your accessibility services – we don’t have any blind customers…” As a company devoted to making information accessible to people who are blind and visually-impaired, this is something we hear quite a lot. And, to be honest, it’s a little frustrating. Businesses and services should understand that customers often don’t ask for documents in accessible formats because they might not know you’re happy to offer them

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Getting your GDPR policies in accessible formats

We hope you’re nearly there with your own preparations for GDPR, coming into force on 25 May. But please don’t forget your print-disabled customers, as they’ll need to read GDPR policies too. For support making your policy documents accessible for your blind and print disabled contacts, get in touch – we’re happy to help! For example, why not get your GDPR policy statement transcribed into Audio format and uploaded to

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GDPR and access – find out what your clients really want

Contacting your clients about GDPR? Find out their preferred format at the same time. Did you know that not all blind people read Braille? Some people may prefer Large Print, Audio or E Text formats. Some of your customers with failing eyesight might not even be aware of the opportunity to read information in Large Print. And don’t forget that Easy Read format is an increasingly popular way for people with learning disabilities

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