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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A2i’s new staff member – introducing Talia!

Talia joined A2i earlier this year, coming from a customer service background. She’s normally the first to answer the phone, so if you’ve called the office recently you’ve probably spoken to her! We asked Talia (short for Natalia) some questions about her role, as well as what she likes to do outside of work: 1. How long have you been at A2i? I started at A2i in the first week

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A2i turns 18!

This year we’re celebrating our 18th birthday, and we’ll be marking this occasion with a big celebration in August! We thought our 18th would be an ideal chance to give something back to our community, so we’re also celebrating by offering 18 gifts to local organisations and businesses in Bristol. We hope they will help create a more accessible environment, while spreading awareness of sight loss.  They include… A Braille Menu

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Meet new recruit, Will!

Will Taylor is our newest recruit, having moved to Bristol only very recently. A super-quick learner with a background in audio production, Will is a much-valued member of the A2i team. It’s tricky to grab a photo of Will but here’s one of him (left), with Marianne, Liam and Susie hard a work! Find out a bit more about him below… How long have you been at A2i? I started

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A2i’s story

Susie Fisher started the company in 1999 from a small bedroom! Now many times bigger, you can read the full story here… The idea… Back in 1999 I worked in a university’s disability department, and was asked by a tutor to transcribe some course material into Braille. The internet was still quite new, and I could hardly find any suppliers online, let alone anyone who could produce work quickly. I realised

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Meet recent recruit, Marianne

Marianne has recently moved back to her home town of Bristol after a 20-year hiatus in Brighton. She was managing a yoga and alternative health centre in Brighton so becoming a transcriber at A2i is a big change! She is enjoying getting to know Bristol again and has arrived at a very good time – just as it’s named ‘best place to live in the UK’ amongst many other flattering

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Meet transcriber, Liam Wood

Liam joined A2i 18 months ago, with a background in sales and customer service. Liam’s faster than lightening to pick up the phone, so he’s probably answered your query if you’ve called the office recently! In just this short time, Liam has become proficient in reading Braille and is currently working towards RNIB’s Certificate in Contracted Braille (UEB). Liam is particularly adept at overseeing the production of our audiobooks – so

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