Accessible theatre: 5 amazing ways to enjoy a night out

By Susie Fisher|September 28, 2018|Accessibility, Audio, blog, Braille, Easy Read, Large Print, Uncategorized|0 comments

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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Are web screen readers enough?

By Susie Fisher|July 16, 2018|Uncategorized|0 comments

“…thanks but we don’t need accessible formats, we use a website screen reader on our site…”   This is unfortunately something we’re hearing more and more from our clients, but unfortunately it’s a misunderstanding which may create further barriers. We explain why… Although web screen readers such as Browsealoud and ReciteMe are highly impressive and welcome new communication tools, they are not a cure-all and do not function as regular

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Say it loud: let people know about your accessibility measures

By Katy Brickley|June 12, 2018|Accessibility, Audio, blog, Braille, E-text, Easy Read, Large Print, Uncategorized|0 comments

“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

By Katy Brickley|May 23, 2018|Accessibility, Audio, Braille, E-text, Easy Read, Large Print, Podcast, Uncategorized|0 comments

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

By Katy Brickley|May 22, 2018|Accessibility, Audio, Braille, E-text, Easy Read, Large Print, Uncategorized|0 comments

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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GDPR at A2i: we’re updating our privacy policy

By Katy Brickley|May 14, 2018|blog, Uncategorized|0 comments

In the last few weeks, you’ve probably been receiving a fair few emails from companies and organisations checking whether you still want to receive their newsletters and updates. This is because the law is changing with the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), coming into effect on the 25 May 2018. This means that – alongside other businesses and organisations across the continent – we need to

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Easy steps to make your cafe, restaurant or shop more accessible

By Katy Brickley|April 30, 2018|Accessibility, blog, Uncategorized|0 comments

Did you know there are 13.3 million deaf and disabled people in the UK, many with hidden disabilities? You probably don’t want to exclude disabled people from your cafe, restaurant, shop or service but perhaps you don’t realise you’re doing so. We give you some advice on easy steps you can take to make sure you’re not creating unnecessary barriers… Is your door easy to open? Is there a big

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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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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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