Scottish Braille Press

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

 

Equality Act Compliance

Microphone for audio formatThere are currently around two million visually impaired people in the UK. Of these, a significant proportion read braille, and most others can access audio or an "average" large print.

Equality Act 2010

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.

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

  • Providing disability awareness training for staff who have contact with the public
  • Providing larger, well-defined signage for people with impaired vision
  • Transcribing documents into a suitable format.

The Equality Act in practice

For example, if a visually impaired person has a bank account and statements are sent to them in standard print, this would make it impossible or at the very least unreasonably difficult for them to access that service.

The bank should be able to provide statements in a format that they can access, which might be large print, audio or braille depending upon the individual's need.

Contact us

The Scottish Braille Press can transcribe any documents into large print, audio or braille format. 

Email us with your requirements.