Sharon Williams (UKAAF Treasurer)
Congratulations to UKAAF for hosting a brilliant conference on 12th June 2019. The theme for the day was the relatively recent EU directive that requires all public sector websites to be accessible. And the line-up included a great range of speakers.
The author, Jeff Mills is Founder at GrackleDocs, a pioneering software company building Add-Ons and applications for Google Apps for Work including Grackle Talks for Accessibility.
He is also a Trustee and Board Member of UKAAF.
There are many accessible formats which can be produced, including braille, large print, Easy Read, audio files (audiotape, digital audio files, for example MP3 format, CD), DAISY and accessible electronic formats.
Brandon C Hulcoop
A diary of work experience at Pia
Over two million people in the UK have a visual impairment, and employment opportunities for this huge cohort are still woefully inadequate.
For many people with disabilities however, finding employment that matches their skills and experience is often not the end of discriminatory employment practice, but the beginning.
News and Updates
Improved Working Relations during a complete company restructure.
Many people who create documents using word processor software have long been aware of the benefits of using styles to format their documents.
For blind and partially sighted people at work, a risk assessment can make a difference in your approach to work and job satisfaction.
Guest blog by Daniel Williams, founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy. For more information on disability awareness training http://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com/training/disability-awareness-training/
If your organisation isn't currently providing accessible formats of your print communications, here's some advice on how you can approach the new service with confidence and with your individual customers in mind.
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