Accessible Information Standards
The Accessible Information Standard exists to provide people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss with information that they can easily read or understand. as well as any communication support that they need.
This includes making sure that information is available in different formats, such as large print, braille, easy read or via email. It also requires appropriate support to be available, such as a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter, deafblind manual interpreter or an advocate.
All organisations that provide NHS or adult social care are required to follow the new standard, including NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts, and GP practices. As part of the accessible information standard, these organisations must do the following:
For the easy read version click here
NHS England wants to understand the impact that the standard has had in three key areas:
- How the Standard has made a difference to people's experiences
- How organisations have implemented the Standard
- If there are any areas of the Standard that need updating or clarifying
Online survey for health and care professionals / organisations
Online survey for patients, service users, carers and parents
Audio version of survey for patients, service users, carers and parents
British Sign Language version of survey for patients, service users, carers and parents
Easy read version of survey for patients, service users, carers and parents
NHS England wants to hear from the public, health and social care professionals and the organisations they represent. Share your views by filling in the survey by Friday 10th March.