A Guide to Accessible Formats
this could take the form of tapes, CD-ROM or a digital sound file.
Braille is a tactile format which is sometimes used by people with visual impairments. The raised dots within Braille allows the user to read the document by following the patterns with their fingers.
British Sign Language:
Many people within the Deaf community use British Sign Language as their main method of communication. When booking events, uploading videos, or organising demonstrations/rallies, it is really important to make sure all attendees will be able to understand and follow what the speakers are saying.
subtitles are essential when creating and uploading videos, as they allow people from the Deaf community to access and understand the video content.
As with any access requirement, you should be directed by the individual person, and not have assumptions about what a person may require. However, as a general rule, standard print should be in Arial 14. Underlining and using italics should be avoided if possible, and instead, use bold where needed.
Easy to read:
Easy to read can take the form of a pictorial, using images and symbols to make the points made in the original document. It can also be a much shorter text document, with shorter sentences, making the points clearly and concisely, in plain English.