Time to Review Accessible Information Standard

Europe, January 26 2017

UK: Following almost three years of work by NHS England, voluntary sector partners and people with disabilities, the Accessible Information Standard became mandatory on 1st August 2016.

Large Font - Kindle The Accessible Information Standard sets out what health and social care providers must do to make their services accessible for people with sensory disabilities. This includes providing information in accessible formats, communication support for appointments and contacting people in a way that’s accessible to them.

NHS England is now carrying out a review of the Standard to look at it’s impact, and is asking people who use services, people who run services and people who commission services to feedback on their experiences of the Standard.

The review has been launched today and there are a number of ways you can get involved and share your experiences of the Standard.

Sense will be hosting an engagement event for people who are deafblind and their families in London on 8th of February.

For more information and to register to attend the event, you can email campaigns.info@sense.org.uk, telephone: 0300 330 9258, or textphone: 02075202600.

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