Scottish Braille Press

2a Robertson Avenue 
Edinburgh
EH11 1PZ
Tel: 0131 662 4445
Fax: 0131 662 1968
enquiries.sbp@royalblind.org

 

About Accessible Formats

Braille transcribers with guide dogDisabled people in the UK

According to the Employer's Forum on Disability there are approximately 10 million disabled people in the UK with an estimated annual purchasing power of £80 billion.Treating them fairly makes sense for your business or organisation.

Equalities Act 2010

Under the Equality Act 2010 it is unlawful for service providers to treat disabled people less favourably because they are disabled. The service provider must not indirectly discriminate against a disabled person unless there is a clear reason to do so.

Service providers have to make reasonable adjustments for disabled people. Examples of reasonable adjustments could include:

  • Installing an induction loop for people who are hearing impaired

  • Providing disability awareness training for staff who have contact with the general public

  • Providing larger, well-defined signage for people with impaired vision

  • Putting in a ramp at the entrance to a building which has steps

  • Transcribing documents into a suitable format.

To comply with the Equality Act 2010 it is essential that public, private and voluntary sector organisations are able to produce their documents if requested, in alternative formats. We can help you achieve this.

Find out more about compliance with the Equality Act.

Contact us

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A History of Braille

A History of Braille

Braille is the system of touch reading and writing that utilises raised dots to represent the letters of the print alphabet.

Libby Clegg with National Braille Week banner

National Braille Week

National Braille Week is a week long celebration of Braille and other alternative formats.

Reading Braille

Unified English Braille (UEB)

We have been working closely with UK Association for Accessible Formats to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible for braille users and on 1 December 2015 we moved from Standard English Braille (SEB) to Unified English Braille (UEB). On this page we explain what UEB is and provide resources for those who want to know more.