Category: E-text

26 May 2020

Are disabled people being left out during Covid-19?

Information is essential to us all right now. But with companies hunkering down and working tirelessly just to stay afloat, are alternative formats dropping to the bottom of the priority list? And is that OK? We all need to protect our staff, clients and customers. Businesses are being forced to make very difficult decisions and …

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2 April 2020

How you can help your customers in isolation

A2i can help you stay in touch with your customers with a disability even if they can’t leave their house (and if you / we can’t either!)     For people in isolation, communication is vital. Online or emailed information is proving invaluable at a time when offices are manned by less staff. You can …

Someone reading an accessible document on their computer

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 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

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

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

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 …

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 …

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