Accessible information

Not everyone can read this...


There are a range of conditions that can make it difficult for people to read the information that others take for granted. Providing your information in accessible formats means you are compliant with the 2010 Equality Act, and makes great business sense, as nobody is being excluded. Every individual's needs are different, but providing your information in Audio, Large Print or even Braille can make it accessible to all. Contact us to discuss your format requirements.

The 2010 Equality Act

The Equality Act 2010 (which replaced the Disability Discrimination Act) has strengthened and extended the way people protected against discrimination are safeguarded.

The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. It sets out the different ways in which it's unlawful to treat someone and makes it clear what you need to do to make your business or organisation's services comply with the law.

Provisions, criteria or practices - including company policies.
Physical features, such as the layout of and access to shops.

Provision of auxiliary aids - including providing information in an accessible format such as audio, large print or braille.

The duty is anticipatory, which means you cannot wait until a disabled person wants to use your services, but must think in advance about what disabled people might reasonably need; such as those with sight impairments.
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Audio

There's no limit to how engaging an Audio Version of your brochure can be, so why do most access recordings sound like they were read by Granny, in her kitchen...in the 1950's!! Don't those who are unable to access glossy, printed documents deserve some production values too? We believe accessible audio productions should be engaging and vibrant, just like the colourful pages they're based on! That's why we use professional narrators on all of our audio products, for accessible purposes or otherwise. Sorry Granny!

Large Print

People with certain eye conditions can still access documents that have larger than normal print. But all of the eye-catching design and artwork of the original document now just gets in the way (can we still use pretty backgrounds, tables, and lot's of italics though)? Nope, large print documents should be as plain, simple, and high contrast as possible, for maximum accessibility!

Braille

Braille is a tactile language using raised dots embossed onto a surface, which is "read" by running the fingertips along the page. Although it is less common due to the advent of computer assisted solutions, many people who are born with a visual impairment are still taught to read it. Although Braille used to be very bulky (get the fork-lift, I want to take War and Peace into the living room!), modern Braille products are double sided, and resemble a thick A4 booklet. Much more manageable!