A2i Blog

12 June 2018

Say it loud: let people know about your accessibility measures

“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 …

30 May 2018

Girlguiding UK

Customer: Girlguiding UK Services provided by A2i: Production of full colour large print (Graphic Design Adaptation) Pat Wheatley, administrative assistant at Girlguiding UK wrote: “Thank you for the excellent work on our Guide G file for visually-impaired young members. I know this resource will go a long way to support girls and the leaders and will …

Image of Graphic Design Adaptation of Girl Guide book

23 May 2018

Getting your GDPR policies in accessible formats

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 …

22 May 2018

GDPR and access – find out what your clients really want

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 …

14 May 2018

GDPR at A2i: we’re updating our privacy policy

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 …

11 May 2018

Picture this! Making images accessible

  Have you ever thought about how blind and partially sighted people access images? When clients send us documents to transcribe, they often assume we simply omit images. But it’s actually a bit more complicated than that… When we transcribe a document into an accessible format, we strive to create equal access to information. As …

30 April 2018

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

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 …

Wheelchair sign; white on blue background

19 March 2018

How to convert documents into Large Print accessible format

 How to get documents translated into Large Print Have you been asked to produce your information in Large Print?  You may be thinking, “…surely I can just magnify my document on the photocopier?” Or “Maybe I’ll just increase the font size…” We explain below why it can be a bit more complex than that, and …

19 March 2018

What is the purple pound?

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 …

16 March 2018

How to look after your voice when podcasting

Thinking of starting a podcast? Here’s how to make sure your voice doesn’t suffer… So you’ve got yourself a mic and something important to say but stop right there! Before you start your podcast, read these tips from our expert audio team on how to look after your voice… they’ll help protect your throat and …

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