The NCBI Media Centre converts printed information into formats accessible to people who are blind or vision impaired for a range of voluntary, public and private organisations.
- Braille transcription
- Audio recording
- Clear print advisory service and quality mark
- Braille training for the pharmaceutical sector
Why do we need accessible formats?
It’s the law
Part 3 of the Disability Act 2005, imposes significant obligations on Government departments and public bodies to make their information accessible to people who are blind or vision impaired. According to the 2005 Disabilities Act, “where a public body communicates with one or more persons, the head of the body shall ensure if the communication is a written one and the person has a visual impairment and so requests, that, as far as practicable, the contents of the communication are communicated in a form that is accessible to the person concerned.”
It is not only public organisations that have obligations to prevent discrimination against people with disabilities. Equality legislation also covers private organisations, within the Equal Status Acts.
Reach your customers and service users
Organisations increasingly understand the importance of reaching a larger public base by the provision of information in accessible formats. Advertising in accessible formats is also becoming an increasingly important marketing practice as the provision of information in accessible formats increases the potential customer base for products and services. It also complies with good corporate and social responsibility practice.
Improve your image
As corporate responsibility and social inclusion become more important, voluntary, public and private organisations now understand the PR benefits of providing, and being seen to provide, greater access to facilities and information for customers who are blind or vision impaired.
If you would like more information about these services call us on Tel: 01 8642266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org