Healthwatch Suffolk have written some helpful information about accessible information from NHS and care organisations.
What is the Accessible Information Standard?
The standard aims to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss get information that they can access and understand and that they get any communication support they need from health and care services.
Services are required to provide alternative formats where required, such as braille, large print, and easy read. They must also support people to communicate, for example by arranging a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter, deafblind manual interpreter or an advocate.
You can watch a video about the Accessible Information Standard here: https://youtu.be/ZJngMo37WvA
Want to know more?
Healthwatch Suffolk have written some helpful information on their website. You can read it in full by clicking this link: https://healthwatchsuffolk.co.uk/news/accessible-information-from-nhs-and-care-services-know-your-rights/