A Case for Braille: Invoices

Some of us are details people; some of us are not. Some people read insurance policies at 4 in the morning, others prefer not to do such things. Some of us read every line item of the invoices we pay and some … just sign on the dotted line. But whether you are a left-brain […]

3D Large Print and Braille Signage

Valleys WordWorks is pleased to offer custom-designed 3D Braille and print signage, starting at £30. Think how many times a week you are in an unfamiliar building. How often do you find yourself glancing at room numbers or name plates to try and find your bearings? These clear and visible signs provide an important layer […]

A Case for Braille: Contracts for Suppliers, Customers and Employees

Consider a possible scenario: You’re interviewing for a position in your company and across the boardroom table from you sits an immensely-qualified candidate, who is vision impaired. As you near the close of the interview, you’re pondering what on earth you’re going to do about paperwork. Ten years ago, you hired a temp who was […]

A Case for Braille: Agendas and Meeting Minutes

What would happen if you, as the chair, turned up at a meeting without having prepared agendas, that is, assuming that no one received a copy forty-eight hours prior? Wouldn’t there be a delay while a flustered secretary dashed off to the photocopier to make sure that every handout was copied, coalated, stapled and in […]

Is automated accessibility the Answer?

I recently saw a post about an amazing automated solution which would allow financial institutions to make credit card statements accessible to vision-impaired patrons, as a seamless interface with their existing software. I thought: “Great! It would appear as though financial institutions have taken our need for accessibility to heart! It makes me want to […]

Drawing Pins and databases and the Subject of Disabled Entrepreneurs

Earlier this month, I was having a conversation with an acquaintance, about how other businesspeople perceive me. How many people, I’m curious, are subject to the scrutiny of their colleagues and associates so openly and to such a degree. I have a theory about this, which may be controvertial, but seems to be true. The […]

All Praise to the Humble Slate and Stylus!

Almost a year ago, when we started developing Valleys WordWorks, my husband and I decided we would promote Braille transcription as one of our specialities. Braille is an extremely under-valued reading medium but the only one which is entirely effective in allowing unfiltered access to information to non-print-reading blind people. Thirty years ago when computer […]

Introducing The Valleys WordWorks Blog

When my husband and I started Valleys WordWorks, almost a year ago now, we saw lots on the web about blog-hosting as an extra service you could get when you bought a domain through any number of web providers. We never saw the point and couldn’t figure out why a company whose aim was to […]