A large print questionnaire alongside a piece of braille paper with a hand touching it.

Large Print and

Braille Documents

A selection of Direct Access' accessible media products laid out on a glass table next to each other. The products include a Giant Print guide, an Easy Read interpretation of a public information document, and a Braille translation of a coffee shop menu.

Large Print & Easy Read Documents

Many people regardless of disability find it difficult to read standard print and would benefit from the clarity of large print. It is not as simple as using a large font or expanding on a copier – documents need to be reformatted and edited in accordance with UKAAF guidelines, which Direct Access does from our Media and Innovation Centre, using our own in-house equipment.

Our Large Print services help your clients and employees with partial sight, dyslexia or age-related sight loss. We can produce from supplied text into A4 and A3 formats, as well as booklet formats.

Pictured is an example of documents that we have produced for TransPennine Express, Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge, and the University of Birmingham.


Using the latest Index Embossers, we can produce Braille prints in A4 and A3 formats ranging from healthcare or financial letters to legal documents and company brochures. They are bound according to preference and checked by our proof-readers.

We transcribe most standard documents or text into Braille in accordance with the standards set by the UK Association of Accessible Formats. When we receive your documents, we reformat the content and layout into a way that is understandable by the reader. Tables and images are produced in tactile format as appropriate.

We deal with confidential information and operate within a secure environment with our offices in our own secure compound with CCTV and security doors. Staff are subject to CRB checks, sign a confidentiality agreement and Direct Access is Cyber Essentials certified.

A photograph of the front cover of the Access Guide which Direct Access produced for Cannock Chase. The cover has a dark green colour scheme with a mixture of yellow and white text. It reads "Cannock Chase access guide. Welcome to the Access Guide for Cannock Chase". Underneath this text is the Cannock Chase logo. A photograph on the cover shows a young white woman with downs syndrome riding a bike with stabilisers joyfully. Next to her getting in close for a photo is a white male companion who is off his bike and holding it with one hand. He is also smiling happily. Behind them is a bike trail through some woods.



An open folder with a simplified, large print accessible menu inside listing a selection of teas and cool refreshing drinks.



An old blind man on a park bench listens to an audio description on his phone with his cane leaning against the bench.

Audio description

and transcription

A young woman signs BSL to a man set opposite her in an office space.


BSL Videos

A close-up shot of a persons finger reading Braille paper.


and Large print

A row of five swell maps, all detailing the same location - A History Through Objects museum exhibition, spread out on a table at the Direct Access offices.

Tactile and

Sensory Maps

A young caucasian male student deep in thought taps the mousepad on a laptop as he logs in to an unspecific website. Next to the laptop is a plastic cup of coffee and pieces of paper with a black ball point pen on top.



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Old Town Hall,
30 Tweedy Rd,
BR1 3FE.                   


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