Guidance & Advice

The following are a number of useful links to organisations regarding accessibility.

BDA

BDA (British Dyslexia Association – http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/

The BDA is the voice of dyslexic people. We aim to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia friendly society, that enables dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential.
CALL Scotland

CALL Scotland – http://www.callscotland.org.uk/home/

Our Mission

To help children and young people to overcome disability and barriers to learning created by their environment, and to fulfill their potential, CALL Scotland provides pupils and families, local authorities and professionals with –

  • Strategic Leadership
  • Pupil Assessment and Support
  • Continuing Professional Development and Training
  • Specialist Information and Expert Advice
  • Assistive Technology Loans and Technical Support
  • Knowledge Transfer, Research and Development

DAISY

DAISY Consortium – http://www.daisy.org/

The DAISY Consortium is a global partnership of organizations committed to creating the best way to read and publish, for everyone.

  • We contribute expertise in standards working groups
  • We develop guidelines and checklists so that best practices are clear and widely available
  • We promote reading systems that ensure the best possible reading experience
  • We support and help develop inclusive publishing ecosystem for everybody

DCA

Dolphin Computer Access – http://yourdolphin.com/

Dolphin provides accessibility software for all ranges of sight loss. Dolphin is the only specialist software house developing solutions to suit all types of reading impairment – from low vision to blindness and dyslexia.

JISC

Jisc – https://www.jisc.ac.uk/

We are the UK higher education, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions.

Jisc helps member organisations provide more accessible teaching and learning experiences for students with print disabilities. We support member organisations in embedding long term, cross-institution improvements to inclusive practice and can provide consultancy and training to members, non-members and national/international projects.

rnib bookshare

RNIB Bookshare – https://www.rnibbookshare.org.uk

RNIB Bookshare is a free online resource that provides UK curriculum materials in a range of accessible formats that can be adapted to suit the personal reading needs of learners. The service enables learners who cannot read standard print, including those with dyslexia or sight loss, to read the same books at the same time as their peers, giving them the same educational opportunities.

RNIB

RNIB – http://www.rnib.org.uk/

We’re RNIB and we’re here for everyone affected by sight loss. Whether you’re losing your sight or you’re blind or partially sighted, our practical and emotional support can help you face the future with confidence.

Share The Vision

Share the Vision – http://www.share-the-vision.org.uk/

Share the Vision (STV) is a partnership of UK libraries and library organisations that work together to improve the accessibility of library services for print disabled people.

Accessibility Guidelines for Self Publishers

Press Release from the International Authors Forum – 12th April 2016 – Link

Accessible eBook Guidelines for Self-Publishing Authors – Link

About the International Authors Forum – Link

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