October 19th – The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is jointly hosting the General Assembly of the International Council on English Braille (ICEB) with UKAAF (UK Association for Accessible Formats) from 18 – 22 October. The Assembly was originally scheduled to be held at the Google Academy in London in May but had…

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UKAAF’s Tim Nelms finds grounds for both optimism and pessimism for members in the latest Level Access study on ‘The State of Digital Accessibility 2020: The Technology Sector’ What’s notable here is that Level Access was actually founded by engineers with disabilities, so when it looks in-depth at a problem like digital accessibility in the…

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COVID’s been tough for us all, but it’s been even more so for the disabled, vulnerable and the blind. The difficulties faced by people who are blind and visually impaired as they adapt to a world of social distancing, have not been widely understood, as often these guys are just so stoic they don’t want…

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Back at the start of the year, we were busy promoting UKAAF’s upcoming Annual General Meeting but ‘you know what’ rendered that impossible so we decided in the end to go ahead and do this on Zoom, which was certainly the first time I’d been at an AGM this way. We had about 30 people…

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Music braille specialist steps up as Chair Focus will be on post-Covid strategy, extending membership and embracing new communications channels  London, August 5th, 2020 – The UK Association for Accessible Formats has announced that Roger Firman has been named as its new Chair. Roger replaces Richard West who served as UKAAF Chair since 2014. Roger…

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UKAAF is delighted to announce it has a new incoming Chair  – Roger Firman.  Roger takes over the reins from long-term UKAAF Chair and much admired man, Richard West, who chaired his last AGM in June. Roger became Vice Chair back in 2019. His ‘day job’ is  running a business, going strong since 2004, all…

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I’ve been really concerned about the impact of the global Pandemic on the more vulnerable, especially the partially-sighted or blind community that UKAAF was set up to help support in terms of accessibility. And when I opened a recent article in The New Yorker that dared ask the question playing at the back of my mind… I knew…

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