First Floor, Margaret Powell House
403 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 3BN
Telephone: 01908 231123
How accessible is your information?
Are you an employer, a commercial organisation, a service provider, a club, or anything similar?
If so, you will be aware of the requirements stipulated by non-discrimination legislation and that under the Equality Act (formerly Disability Discrimination Act) service providers are expected to “make reasonable changes to policies, practices or procedures that make it unreasonably difficult for disabled people to use the service.”
Consider whether the information you distribute is really in an accessible format – because, if it is not: MKRS can help you.
We can produce all of your information in large print, braille or an audio format, either digital or analogue, at a reasonable price. We are not a printing service, but a registered charity whose aim is to improve the quality of life of disabled people in the community by enabling them to have the same access to as much information as everyone else.
At the same time we can enhance the reputation of your organisation and the quality of service you provide.
As part of our commercial offering, we can provide an individual, tailor-made service to convert your written material into a variety of accessible formats.
Transcription can include processing material into:
- audio cassette
- memory stick
- easy to read large print
- Braille documents
Examples of ways you might use us:
- Service providers – information leaflets, directories, announcements, correspondence, circulars, letters.
- Employers – terms and conditions of employment, health and safety booklets, internal telephone directories.
- Commercial organisations – details of your services and goods.
- Galleries, museums, theatres – guide books, leaflets, forthcoming events
- Clubs – calendar of events, club rules, information sheets.
Some types of organisations that already use our services include:
- Local Council and social services
- Disability information and service providers
- Local health and welfare services
- Other related local charitable trusts.
- Local Theatre venues
- Our transcription service is also available at low cost to other charities.
Not everybody can access printed information.
Barriers to access include: Visual impairment, dyslexia, illiteracy or because English is not the first language.
Everybody is entitled to have equal access to information.
Contact us to find out more about how we can help your organisation to reach more individuals in the community.