A2i Blog

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

“We are delighted with the work carried out by A2i on behalf of our student. It’s highly specialised work, requiring knowledge of both alternative formats and mathematics to a high level. We work with them to provide a timetable for materials to be produced across the year, and they tailor the documents to meet the …

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 …

An image of tactile diagram of Rubik's cube for university Maths course

30 May 2019

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 …

image of a tactile map

30 May 2019

Curo support independent and successful lives by providing truly accessible documents

Customer: Curo Housing Association  Services provided by A2i: Large Print, Audio and Braille transcription, plus translation to various languages, distributed directly to customers. “We have worked with A2i for a few years and we have always been very happy with the quality of the transcriptions and the turnaround time. The staff are always so helpful …

10 December 2018

World Braille Day 2019 – 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

12 November 2018

Online audio: how to make your website information accessible

Did you know that 71% of disabled customers with access needs will click away from a website that they find difficult to use? And did you also know that 1 in 10 adults in the UK now listen to audiobooks? So, making your information accessible online in audio is vital if you want to reach …

Image of a website showing click rates

19 October 2018

Accessible PDFs: what are they?

So, do you think your website is accessible? If you have PDF documents on there, then unfortunately it probably isn’t…unless you have accessible PDF’s. Have you ever listened to your online PDF documents using read-aloud software? If not, try it – you’ll see the problem!  Read-aloud programmes will struggle to access normal PDF’s. Your images, …

Image of PDF on a computer screen

28 September 2018

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 …

Image of a theatre interior

16 July 2018

Are web screen readers enough?

“…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 …

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