RNIB focuses on better access

A pack designed to help the UK’s 1.7m people with serious sight problems access information was launched this week by The Royal National Institute for the Blind.

Designed in-house, See It Right is aimed at businesses and information providers.

It contains 12 booklets covering all aspects of providing information for blind and partially sighted people. It includes guidelines on clear print, making websites accessible and producing large print and braille.

Despite the Disability Discrimination Act, which obliges goods, services and facilities providers to ensure that information is accessible to all, partially sighted people are still frustrated by the amount that is not accessible.

RNIB campaigns officer for Accessible Information Dermot Ryan says, “Blind and partially sighted people should be able to receive information in a way that is accessible to them. This is a sizeable customer base that cannot be ignored. Meeting the needs of all your customers makes good business sense.”

The pack costs £20, and is available on request.

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