UK Association for Accessible formats

Making every document an accessible document

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Our mission To make every document an accessible document for the 285 million people worldwide who are either blind or partially sighted
It’s our passion We are the industry association that sets standards and promotes best practice for accessible documents in the UK
Making a difference We help organisations understand how to meet the needs of customers and clients with print impairments, and how to source and provide quality accessible documents

Become a member of UKAAF and benefit from:Access to standardsEmail updatesUse of UKAAF logoNewsletterStandards participationWebsite listingVoting rights

Our Standards

Our standards work enables organisations to deliver high-quality services that meet the needs of people who are print impaired. We help them understand how to meet their needs, and how to source and provide quality documents that use large print, audio, braille or other formats.

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We also help those creating accessible documents, by sharing best-practice guidelines and setting minimum standards for the production of high-quality accessible formats.

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Braille

The braille standards can be used as a checklist by producers, end-users, or those procuring accessible format materials to ensure that materials are of an acceptable level of quality to meet user needs. Read more...

Large Print

UKAAF’s Clear and Large Print subject group oversees standards and addresses any issues relating to this format. In volume terms, clear and large print are probably the most commonly requested hard copy format in the UK. Read more...

PDF

PDF is widely used for publishing and reading digital documents and became an ISO standard in 2008. PDF/UA (Universal Accessibility) is a revision of the PDF standard that defines guidelines for making PDF documents accessible and became an ISO Standard in July 2012. Read more...

Office Documents

UKAAF has drafted accessibility guidelines to assist users when creating Office Documents within Google and Microsoft office software. Read more...

Accessible Images

UKAAF offers guidance primarily aimed at those within education or the workplace who are providing images as part of course materials, their business or presentations. Read more...

HTML

HTML defines the meaning and structure of web content. Web content can be made accessible just by making sure the correct Hypertext Markup Language elements are used for the correct purpose. Read more...

ePub

DAISY is designed to be a complete audio substitute for print material and is specifically designed for use by people with “print disabilities”, including blindness, impaired vision, and dyslexia Read more...

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Most frequent questions

We have different types of membership for organisations and individuals. Find out more about our membership types and how to join.
Sustaining organisations, sponsor organisations and partners are entitled to recognition on the UKAAF web site and may use the UKAAF logo. Find out more here
UKAAF is funded entirely from annual membership fees and donations provided by both commercial businesses and not-for-profits. The day-to-day work we do is carried out by individual members, either with the support of their employers or in their own time.
We have a broad range of subject experts and subject groups that work on our Standards and Sectors. Visit the relevant page on our website and the subject expert/s are named at the foot of the page with an email link to make contact.