A2i Blog

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 …

7 February 2018

Website accessibility

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 …

29 January 2018

A2i’s Intro Video

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 …

20 November 2017

How much do you know about Braille?

    So what do you know about Braille? Test your knowledge here in our fun quiz How did you do? Do you have any questions about Braille? Just ping us an email, we’ll be happy to help. You can also follow us on Twitter: @a2itranscribes  Or for top accessibility tips straight to your inbox, sign …

Braille book

20 November 2017

A2i’s top facts about alternative formats

How many people read Braille in the UK? How many books are available in alternative formats? What font size is Large Print? You’ll find all these statistics and more in our handy infographic about alternative formats Let us know any if you have any questions about accessible formats or the transcription process – we’ll be happy to help answer …

11 November 2017

Widening participation and accessible formats

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, …

30 October 2017

New test may spot glaucoma early

We’ve been really excited to read about recent research from University College London, where researchers have developed a test that may spot glaucoma years – even a decade – before we notice any visual impairment. Glaucoma is when the optic nerve – connecting your eye to brain – becomes damaged, leading to sight loss if …

Image approximating the sight of someone with glaucoma

16 October 2017

Getting accessible customer-service right first time

Recent research into how sensory-impaired people access disability benefits highlights problems in the PIP benefits application process. These problems are unnecessary, and hinder people from accessing the benefits they both rely on, and are entitled to. Ensuring people can access their disability benefits is of utmost priority, and these issues need to be addressed. But …

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