In order for disabled people to be able to make informed choices, we must know what we can choose between. Information needs to be accessible and readily available to us in a timely manner. It is important that disabled people have access to accessible information, as otherwise we can become isolated, uninformed, and segregated from both society and opportunities which are available to us.
By ensuring information is produced in accessible formats, disabled people will be able to both be informed and be better able to make their own decisions.
GMCDP provides transcription services for individuals and organisations who wish to produce their information in accessible formats.
We currently provide both braille and audio services at competitive rates.
Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about this service:
0161 636 7534
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A Guide to Accessible Formats

There are also many other forms of accessible information which it is important to be aware of, and this page will briefly cover some of these. We hope you find this useful, and that it helps you to provide your information in as many formats as possible.

Audio format:

this could take the form of tapes, CD-ROM or a digital sound file.



Braille is a tactile format which is sometimes used by people with visual impairments. The raised dots within Braille allows the user to read the document by following the patterns with their fingers.


British Sign Language:

Many people within the Deaf community use British Sign Language as their main method of communication. When booking events, uploading videos, or organising demonstrations/rallies, it is really important to make sure all attendees will be able to understand and follow what the speakers are saying.



subtitles are essential when creating and uploading videos, as they allow people from the Deaf community to access and understand the video content.


Accessible Prints:

As with any access requirement, you should be directed by the individual person, and not have assumptions about what a person may require. However, as a general rule, standard print should be in Arial 14. Underlining and using italics should be avoided if possible, and instead, use bold where needed.


Easy to read:

Easy to read can take the form of a pictorial, using images and symbols to make the points made in the original document. It can also be a much shorter text document, with shorter sentences, making the points clearly and concisely, in plain English.