Category: Easy Read

13 December 2023

What is an Easy Read video

In our last blog, we talked about our new Easy Read service, embedded Easy Read. Additionally, we now offer Easy Read videos. Easy Read videos Like our standard Easy Read booklet, information in our videos is laid out in easily digestible slides and accompanied by suitable images. Specifically designed for adults with learning disabilities, Easy …

Image of front page of ER video entitled 'Why it’s hard for Deaf and Disabled people to take part in literature'. There are 3 company logos across the top (Criptic Arts, Arts Council England & Spread the Word), the document title is underneath, and below that there is an image of a girl sitting and leaning forward on a table, smiling.

27 November 2023

Embedded Easy Read for your website – what it is and how it works

We have recently expanded our Easy Read services to include embedded Easy Read and Easy Read videos. We have decided to write several blogs to help explain what these are and how they might be useful to your company. But, first, let’s go back to basics and talk about Easy Read. Easy Read One of …

Image of online survey in Easy Read

3 November 2023

Easy Read – what to think about

By Amelia Ling You might not know how the process of Easy Read transcription works, or even what to ask for when you place an order with us – that’s why we’re here to help. Before we transcribe your document  into Easy Read, there are four things the A2i team would like you to consider: …

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4 October 2023

‘A new Consumer Duty’: new access rules for financial services organisations

Since July of this year, financial services organisations have been expected to follow new rules that govern how they should treat their customers, especially more vulnerable customers. If you are an organisation that offers financial services such as banking, insurance or investment, this is for you. We want to help you keep up to date …

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24 April 2023

A2i Easy Read User Group – what we learnt about pictures at our latest session

A2i’s partnership with Mencap Through our relationship with our local branch of Mencap, the UK’s leading learning disability charity, A2i’s in-house Easy Read experts regularly meet with an Easy Read User Group, also called a Focus Group. This is an invaluable way to collect feedback and suggestions from the people most likely to use our …

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28 November 2022

How A2i create Easy Read documents

How A2i create Easy Read documents By Amelia Ling As A2i’s newest Easy Read transcriber, I feel as though I’m just starting to get to grips with the process of creating Easy Read documents. In six short months, I have already helped to create documents for disability charities, educational institutions, and national bodies such as …

A page of an Easy Read document explaining how to complete an accessible form

15 August 2022

A2i and Mencap working together

About A2i and Easy Read A2i holds a promise of ‘making information accessible’ and we provide a wide range of document transcription services that enable people with disabilities to have equal access to information. Our services include, Braille, Audio, Large Print, Easy Read and more! Let’s take a closer look at Easy Read. A2i’s Easy …

A2i staff including work experience trainee from Mencap sitting around a table having a meeting

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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