Tell us about your experiences in getting NHS information in accessible formats

We’d like to know about your experiences of accessing information provided by the NHS (or any publicly-funded adult social care) in a format that suits you and your visual impairment.

Perhaps you’re always impressed by the choice of accessible formats available when you are provided with information at the doctors, hospital or dentist?

Or maybe you’ve had to struggle with information in a format that you just can’t read?

We’d like examples of good and not-so-good situations. You can email us at or call 01903 235782.

Did you know that, as of 1st August 2016 onwards, all organisations that provide NHS care and / or publicly-funded adult social care are legally required to follow the Accessible Information Standard? The Standard sets out a specific, consistent approach to identifying, recording, flagging, sharing and meeting the information and communication support needs of patients, service users, carers and parents with a disability, impairment or sensory loss. You can read more about the Accessible Information Standard on the NHS website.


Alternatively, if you prefer video, here’s a handy 5 minute one explaining the Standard:


Providing the Jam: a story of the visually impaired community of Worthing

‘Providing the Jam’ is a fascinating look at the visually impaired community of Worthing, and focuses on the past 100+ years of support that Sight Support Worthing has provided.

The book was written by authors Chris Hare and Lela Tredwell, with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund without whom this project would not have been possible.

The book can be purchased for £4.99 from our centre in Rowlands Road, or through Amazon Kindle, where it is also available for £4.99.

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