We are the UK Association for Accessible Formats

Making every document an accessible document.

We set standards and promote best practice for accessible documents in the UK.

We also work with international bodies to represent UK interests in the setting of accessible document standards worldwide.


Accessible documents are alternatives to printed information,
used by blind and partially-sighted people, or others with
print impairment. Accessible document standards include
traditional formats such as braille, large print and audio as
well as digital formats like accessible PDF, HTML5 and Daisy.

These formats must be accurate and legible if they are to be
meaningful to the people they’re intended for.

Find out about and contribute to best practice, and equip yourself with the skills and knowledge you need to deliver – or demand – best practice in accessible format production.

  • Service providers: UKAAF helps businesses and organisations understand how to meet the needs of customers and clients with print impairments, and how to source and provide quality accessible formats like large print, audio, braille and more.
  • Transcribers: UKAAF helps those creating accessible format materials by sharing best practice guidelines for the production of quality accessible formats, and by promoting transcription services.
  • End-users: UKAAF helps people with print impairments by collecting their views and sharing them with service providers and transcribers, so they know how to meet users’ needs.

Become a member today. Here’s how

Latest News

Accessibility – A reality for the many millions of users of London Transport plus a guide for tech entrepreneurs to getting it right

Two really interesting news items crossed my UKAAF desk these past few weeks, starting with a really encouraging precis of accessibility progress that’s being made for Londoners, which I found out about in a nice piece entitled 5 Ways London’s Transport Is Being Made More Accessible on Londonist

Here UKAAF’s Public Relations Officer and Sarum PR founder, Carina Birt shares her favourite recent accessibility stories

Read Carina’s blog article

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With thanks to our sustaining members.  The RNIB is the leading charity offering information, support and advice to almost two million people with sight loss.