Category: Easy Read

10 August 2022

Interview with Oscar – his work experience at A2i as an adult with learning disabilities

About A2i Transcription Services Our company, A2i is an accessible communication specialist and leading transcription service provider that can help organisations reach and communicate to a wider audience who are blind, visually impaired, hearing-impaired, have a learning disability, or cannot read printed or on-screen text. We hold a promise of ‘making information accessible’ for all. …

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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

6 June 2022

A2i’s Easy Read User Group – the benefits

Easy Read – the basics Easy Read is an increasingly popular written format that makes information accessible and easy to understand for adults with a learning disability. However, a good Easy Read document can actually be quite difficult to create! In summary, Easy Read translation involves re-writing your information using simple language and grammar careful …

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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

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 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 …

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2 December 2019

Easy Read – Top 10 FAQ’s

Many people are still unsure what Easy Read is or how to create it. Below are some Frequently Asked Questions that our customers send us. We hope the information helps you better understand both Easy Read and your customers’ requirements. If you don’t find an answer to your questions here just get in touch with …

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