The Equality Act requires organisations to make reasonable adjustment to premises to enable access for people with a disability. Organisations are also required to produce information in formats of choice for people with a visual impairment. This includes producing information in large print, Braille, audio or BSL video.
NESS can help your organisation to comply with the Equality Act:
Large print material
we recommend the following guidelines:-
Type: 14pt minimum
Font: Use upper and lower case. Use Bold . Use a font such as Arial which avoids serifs
Line spacing: 1.5 line spacing
Line length: align to the left, do not justify
Contrast: Use paper which creates good contrast, for example black print on white, pale yellow or pale green paper.
Background: avoid background pictures and text written over pictures.
• Avoid underlining words
• Avoid glossy paper
• Avoid hyphenated words
• Avoid binding which cannot be placed flat under a CCTV or on a scanner
• Ensure information leaflets are available/can be produced on other formats, such as tapes
Access Audits for Buildings
This includes detailed inspection of premises, access points and examination of evacuation procedures with regard to suitability for people with a visual impairment. A report outlining the findings and recommendations will be supplied.
General advice about accessibility of premises and provision of services to visually impaired users can also be provided.
Advice is given verbally during the visit.
Talks given by professional staff members.
These sessions involve participants in practical exercises and include lunch. We hold a session once a month at our premises at John Street, but also offer taylor-made sessions for your business to be held at your premises.
Conversion into accessible formats:
Audio (tape or CD)
Please contact us for details of prices for all the above services or to book a place on an awareness training session.