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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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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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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Celebration and Thanks for 18 Years of Business

By Susie Fisher|August 10, 2017|Uncategorized|0 comments

We had a fantastic celebration last night at The Gallimaufry. It was amazing to see so many people there who’ve been involved in A2i in some way. I would just like to say three massive thank yous… Thank you to everyone who has helped me pray about the big decisions, and helped me make the right decisions. Thanks to everyone who’s given me advice, in particular Fiona Fraser, Matt and

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A2i turns 18!

By Susie Fisher|July 20, 2017|blog, Staff, Uncategorized|0 comments

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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A2i launches new website

By Katy Brickley|June 9, 2017|blog, Uncategorized|0 comments

We’re delighted to launch our new, user-friendly website, packed full of resources and advice to help you reach your blind, partially-sighted and print-disabled customers and end-users. You may have already noticed it, but we’ve been hard a work re-designing our website which we hope you’ll find much easier to use. The site now offers: easier to find information in a more intuitive format a resources page offering guidance such as our ‘Guidelines

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