Formats for the visually impaired

Making alternative formats more available to the visually impaired is not just a legal requirement but is of real benefit to the user who may have to go to unreasonable and uncomfortable lengths to access the information. To provide information in various formats may seem difficult but we can advise you on this uncomplicated process that is affordable and quick to provide.

Braille

Braille is produced in easy to handle A4 size that is embossed on both sides. Tactile diagrams, tables and graphs can also be transcribed. There are two forms of braille:
Grade 1 - where each letter is transcribed.
Grade 2 - a shorthand version.
The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) estimates there are 13,000 active braille users in the UK. Do you have a requirement for this? If so we can advise on producing a braille version of your communications.

Modified Large Print

Wherever possible we design communications with the RNIB guidelines in mind but specific, modified large print format requires a standard font size of 18 points in order to meet the needs of as many users as possible. A high amount of contrast is used for optimum legibility. Speak to us if you need advice on providing modified large print as part of your new communications.

Audio

Communications can be provided as audio formats - either as exact dictation, adding atmospheric music or re-modifying into specific audio scripts. Audio production can be achieved for all types of communication material including patient information leaflets, training material or report and newsletters. Ask us how you can provide your customers with audio versions of your new communications.