A2i Blog

10 February 2020

A2i unveil new website

We pleased to announce that we have launched A2i’s new website. Our website is refreshed and updated and we hope you all like it. Features include: Our blogs page with news and helpful information – guiding you through the maze of accessibility jargon. Our portfolio, giving detailed information about the services we provide to some …

Image of new A2i website homepage

3 January 2020

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 …

Braille book

6 December 2019

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 …

A menu with clear overlaid Braille

2 December 2019

Easy Read – Top 10 FAQ’s

Many people are still unsure what Easy Read is or how to create it. Below are some Frequently Asked Questions that our customers send us. We hope the information helps you better understand both Easy Read and your customers’ requirements. If you don’t find an answer to your questions here just get in touch with …

Easy Read logo

2 December 2019

Easy Read – should you be providing it?

Easy Read is an increasingly popular format and we are translating more and more documents for our customers. But not everyone knows what it is or whether they should be proving their information in Easy Read for their customers and service users. Hopefully A2i can help you with this decision. In summary, Easy Read is …

A lady holding an Easy Read document and smiling

10 October 2019

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 …

Susie Fisher smiling

2 September 2019

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. …

Talia by Bristol docks in a yellow jumper and black-framed glasses.

13 June 2019

How to get documents translated into audio

  You’ve been asked for an audio version of your magazine or letter. You know it’s important for accessibility, but what does ‘an audio version’ mean? And how can you arrange to get one? Let A2i help you with your audio needs Documents translated into an audio format are useful for people who are print-disabled …

Headphones on a bright yellow background

13 June 2019

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 …

Printed Maths equations

30 May 2019

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 …

Photo of tactile diagram of Rubik's cube for university Maths course
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