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19 January 2023

Your documents as a BSL video – the benefits

British Sign Language (BSL) is the first and most preferred language among the d/Deaf community. It consists of not just hand gestures, but also facial expressions, and body language. According to British Deaf Association (BDA), 151,000 UK citizens use BSL. But did you know that BSL is very different to English, with different grammar and …

A lady signing

17 October 2022

How can Braille Maths help students in university?

Some common phrases you’ll hear a university student say are, “I’m stressed” and “I’m so behind”. Can you imagine the magnitude of stress for students who are visually impaired? Universities try to motivate learners to become independent in their studies and lives. Still, the significance of Student Support Services remains high. They are available to …

Empty lecture theatre

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

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

28 July 2020

Risk Assessments, Covid-secure guidelines, Return to work information

Many places are now re-opening, and after much work to create a safe environment it’s time to communicate new procedures to your employees, volunteers, customers and visitors. Are you making sure you’re communicating to everyone? In almost every sector, management have carried out Risk Assessments and made many changes to ensure safety is prioritised. No-one wants …

COVID safe workplace rules in Easy Read

10 February 2020

A2i unveil new website

We are 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 …

Image of new A2i website homepage

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 has been …

An image of tactile diagram of Rubik's cube for university Maths course

30 May 2019

The Postal Museum, London

The Postal Museum, London – transforming their visitor experience Customer: The Postal Museum, London Services provided by A2i: Braille, large print, tactile maps, large print maps   Hannah Smith, Community Learning Officer, at The Postal Museum, comments: “A2i gave us useful advice and were helpful in producing large print and braille guides specifically tailored to …

image of a tactile map

30 May 2019

Curo support independent and successful lives by providing truly accessible documents

Customer: Curo Housing Association  Services provided by A2i: Large Print, Audio and Braille transcription, plus translation to various languages, distributed directly to customers. “We have worked with A2i for a few years and we have always been very happy with the quality of the transcriptions and the turnaround time. The staff are always so helpful …

28 September 2018

Accessible theatre: 5 amazing ways to enjoy a night out

Going to the theatre is special. Whether it’s to see a colourful musical, the latest smash-hit play or a festive family pantomime, these are treats that we should all be able to enjoy. Having a physical, sensory or mental disability does not mean you cannot experience the thrill of live performance. Did you know that …

Image of a theatre interior
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