From Braille Music to Accessible Images, You Can ‘Feel’: A Busy Year Ahead For UKAAF

Richard West, Chair of UKAAF,  gives us his insights into the organisations main priorities in 2020?

At the UK Association for Accessible Formats, our objectives are to develop guidelines and minimum standards for producing information in formats accessible to people who cannot read standard print, for whatever reason, including sight loss, dyslexia or because they cannot physically handle the documents.

Clearly then, we cover a very wide field, from braille and audio to large print, and accessible electronic documents. Most of our detailed work is carried out in small groups, so the work is done by people who are experts or interested in that particular sphere.  All work is then drawn together by the UKAAF Board.

For 2020, we have defined three major things we want to do: Continue reading From Braille Music to Accessible Images, You Can ‘Feel’: A Busy Year Ahead For UKAAF

UKAAF Partners with RNIB to Host Upcoming Assembly for the International Council on English Braille

  • ICEB holds its 7th General Assembly from 11th May to 15th May in partnership with Academy London, Google’s dedicated learning space
  • Focus for the week will be on braille in digital form as an exciting and relevant code for the future

Continue reading UKAAF Partners with RNIB to Host Upcoming Assembly for the International Council on English Braille

We Achieved A Lot in 2019 Accessible Content-Wise, But That Hill Still Isn’t Climbed Yet

As it creaks to an end, I think we can all agree 2019 was quite a year for politics, more confusing than usual BBC dramas (‘War Of The Worlds,’ anyone?) and the rising fortunes of my beloved Liverpool Football Club.

But it was also a very interesting year for website accessibility, which I have been keeping an eye on with my UKAAF hat on (you may know I am helping support its mission of improving access by partially-sighted and blind people to content). This actually started around about a year ago, actually, if we can count end of 2018 here, when I looked at the practical implementations of what is known in accessibility content circles as ‘The Marrakesh Treaty.’ Continue reading We Achieved A Lot in 2019 Accessible Content-Wise, But That Hill Still Isn’t Climbed Yet

UKAAF partners with PDF Association to influence onward development of the PDF Universal Accessibility standard

The alliance will help ensure that PDF technology developments continue to promote and improve easy readability/conversion of documents for visually-impaired users

London – November 29th, 2019The UK Association for Accessible Formats has today announced a formal partnership with the PDF Association, which promotes international standards for PDF document technology. Continue reading UKAAF partners with PDF Association to influence onward development of the PDF Universal Accessibility standard