Our E-text transcription services

At A2i we want to make sure people can access information both in hard copy and digitally, online and offline. Many print disabled people access texts using computers or other digital devices, using specialist adaptive software which reads text out loud, magnifies it or produces it on a refreshable Braille display.

It’s really important to create Accessible PDFs and Accessible Word documents, and our transcription team can adapt your document so it is compatible with the largest range of adaptive software as possible (e.g. JAWS, BrowseAloud and Adobe’s ‘Read Out Loud’ function). Adapting electronic documents to make them accessible is called E-text transcription.

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Do you have any questions about E-text?

If so you can call us:
01179 44 00 44
or use our contact page

Let A2i help you with your project

The process is simple: just send us a copy of your document, and we will do all the specialist work – including dealing with complex items such as tables, forms, graphs and images. Our turnaround time is usually just 3 working days. Get in touch if you have any questions.

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Our E-text transcription services include:

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Different types of document

  • magazines and journals
  • financial billing and statements
  • text books and educational material
  • books
  • online communication
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Output in various styles

  • fully tagged Accessible PDFs
  • Accessible Word docx files
  • presentation in Large Print style for screen magnifiers
  • your original PDFs made fully accessible
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Expert detail

  • adapting text layout
  • translating diagrams, graphs and pictures
  • E-text in a wide range of languages
  • maths E-text to degree-level standard
  • meet accessible information standard

Accessible PDFs

There are 2 options for an accessible PDF.

Either we can work with your existing PDF and make it as accessible as possible. In this scenario the PDF would visually look the same. It would have full audio functionality so even if a reader was struggling to view parts of the document, they could listen to the audio content.

Or alternatively we can re-create the PDF to be fully accessible, this would involve adapting the colours and layout so it wouldn’t look the same as the original. This would be accessible for the full range of adaptive software such as screen readers and screen enlarging tools.


Still confused? Play our video to see a summary of the differences.
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