Why use Connect Design?

We create accessible materials from your original copy; making our unique Large Print, Braille Transcription & Accessibility regulations services suitable for you and your organisation.  All your documents will be produced in-house by our specialist team.

Bringing everything in-house and with the best software, equips us to offer you competitive pricing and work with you to find a solution which is appropriate and creates the outcome you need.

When you want to ensure that your materials can be accessed by those with specific requirements, you need to speak to us.  A dedicated Account Manager will be assigned to you at the start of your project and continue during your project to provide ongoing communication and support.

Find out more about how we can provide an accessible solution for your organisation.

Multiple Formats

We produce many different formats of varying size and layout, depending on the level of impairment. We will create the right document for you, with no restrictions on size. Alongside documents, we can bring photographs and drawings to life by using our best practice to make images accessible for anyone.

Integrity

Our products go through a rigorous proofing cycle to ensure that the integrity of the original document remains intact. Prior to the design process, the document will undergo a modification check to ensure that any changes made to the original document will have no bearing on the final product.

Connect Design will go above and beyond to ensure that all aspects of the original document are made fully accessible to the end user, making no exceptions. We will go the extra mile by providing additional documents for exceptional cases as opposed to compromising on space and quality.

Accessibility

Reading is important to everyone. Whilst many people read braille, a significant proportion prefer to opt for large print documents.

We provide flawless large print documents, crafted with QTVI experience and following the UKAAF guidelines on creating large print materials to ensure that Everyone Can.

Flexibility

We accept documents for braille transcription in electronic or hard copy format and offer several binding options for the finished product.

We are equipped with state-of-the-art software and equipment for braille production, including industrial embossers, specialised translation software, and both thermoform and Zychem machines for the production of tactile diagrams.

Quality Control

We have rigorous quality control procedures in place to ensure that work carried out is always of the highest possible standard.

Our dedicated team of proof-readers and transcribers perform thorough quality control checks across all stages of the design process, ensuring that our high standards are maintained in all the documents we produce.

Quality Assurance

We guarantee that PDF/UA accessibility standards and requirements are being met.

To quality assure our documents we use JAWS (Job Access With Speech) and NVDA (Non-Visual Desktop Access).

Security

In order to ensure that sensitive information is protected, all transcription work takes place and is stored in a secure environment.

All of our staff follow strict security procedures and are bound by confidentiality agreements.

In addition, we have achieved ISO 27001 certification for information security.

Schools & Study

Braille provides the possibility for inclusive education. We are able to create products for the education market, such as revision guides, worksheets and teaching resources across the full spectrum of curriculum subjects up to degree level.

Our technical ability extends from simple numeric problems, to the complex material covered by A-Level ICT, Physics, Mechanics, and beyond.

We pride ourselves on our knowledge of creating accessible forms of assessment, without compromising the skills being examined.

Transcription from Braille To Print

We are also able to transcribe braille documents into print copies. This is especially useful in enabling those who do not read braille to access braille documents, such as homework and assessment materials.

Modification Advice

We can adapt graphs and diagrams, making them user friendly for students with a visual impairment. We can adapt the colours and shading used, change sizes and layouts, provide shapes and models, make 3D diagrams two dimensional and create alternative text for an accessible PDF.

Specialist Teachers

Our team of specialist teachers are trained in providing document modification services for students with impairments and learning difficulties.