150,008 members

Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

News

Standard promises simpler information for disabled patients and their carers

 

Start sharing

If you've got news you'd like to share, let us know and we'll consider it for our news section.
 

Standard promises simpler information for disabled patients and their carers

Disabled patients are set to benefit from improved healthcare after a new law comes into force to ensure information they receive is clear, consistent and easy to understand.

The accessible information standard will be implemented on 31 July 2016 and aims to provide people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss with information that they can easily read or understand. This means informing organisations how to make sure people get information in different formats, for example in large print, braille or via a British Sign Language interpreter.