Category: blog

23 June 2022

Forms and surveys in alternative formats – how to make them accessible

If you have a form or survey, and you’re getting it transcribed into alternative formats such as Braille, Audio, Easy Read or British Sign Language video – that’s great. But have you thought about how people who read the Braille document, or listen to the audio, are going to respond? They can’t just fill in …

Easy Read form

9 December 2021

Thanks from Public Health Scotland for vaccine information in alternative formats

Thanks to the hard work of our A2i team, and with the expect guidance of staff at Public Health Scotland, we have worked together to produce accurate, reliable, accessible information for people across Scotland during the COVID-19 pandemic. A2i and Public Health Scotland have worked together since 2014. So when the COVID-19 pandemic started in …

Thank You Letter from Public Health Scotland

22 October 2021

Top tips – how to communicate with people with hearing loss

BSL (British Sign Language) videos with subtitles are a really important way for you to communicate online with people who have hearing loss. Having a video on your website gives valuable, equal, access to information. But would you know the best way to communicate with someone with hearing loss if you met them face-to-face? Here …

A lady talking to a gentleman, and using hand gestures at the same time.

7 May 2021

BSL videos – what types there are and what to use them for

A2i are really pleased to be expanding our BSL videos service. Although lots of people know what BSL is (British Sign Language), not many people know about the different types of video you can get, and what they are used for. BSL videos help you make your information accessible to all deaf and hard-of-hearing British …

BSL signer

4 November 2020

How to provide electronic accessible documents to your customers

Many offices are shut during the pandemic, and the way organisations are sending out information is changing rapidly for many, but remember that the Equality Act 2010 still applies and your documents need to be accessible. Commercial and private organisations who supply documents such as bills and magazines/journals that customers have subscribed to, need to …

Transcription to E-text

25 September 2020

Education, COVID-19 and accessible courses for disabled students

A2i can transcribe your documents so your courses are accessible for disabled students. Large Print – Braille – Tactile Diagrams – eText & Accessible PDF’s – Audio – BSL videos COVID-19 A lot has changed for students and staff over the last few months, but there are still students with disabilities who need accessible course material, letters, and prospectuses – plus the …

A range of printed alternative formats

2 April 2020

How A2i can help you during coronavirus

Are you offices closed? Are you worried about receiving documents from A2i and then sending them on to your customers? There’s no need to worry – A2i can help you… We know that many people are working from home now, as advised by the government. Some of your offices may already have closed, and the …

Accessible documents - Braille, audio, tactile, large print

30 March 2020

A2i are open and accepting orders during coronavirus

We want to take this opportunity to let all our customers know that A2i are open and accepting work as normal during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.   All transcription services available Fast turnaround times, as always The same friendly, professional service from our staff   A2i have been preparing for this situation, and we are …

An 'Open' sign

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
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