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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We are delighted to confirm we’ve taken on the role of hosts for the next International Council on English Braille (ICEB) General Assembly. Braille, a system of raised dots, is the primary literacy medium for people who are blind, deaf-blind, or have severe low vision, and the Council works to coordinate and promote its use…

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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:

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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 London, February 11th, 2020 – The UK Association for Accessible Formats has announced it will host the forthcoming International Council…

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