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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 info@sightsupportworthing.org.uk 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:

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Tell us about your experiences of being out and about in Worthing

We’d love to hear about your experiences of being out in Worthing and travelling around the town. Good or bad, tell us what has affected your ability to manoeuvre the pavements or access particular facilities.

  • Is street clutter making days out hazardous for you or have you been pleasantly surprised?
  • Do you use public transport and are there aspects you love and some that could do with changing?
  • What improvements would you like to be made to Worthing to make it easier for you, as someone with a visual impairment, to get from A to B?

Staff from Sight Support Worthing will shortly be meeting with a representative from Adur and Worthing Council and we’d love to hear from members (or anyone with a visual impairment, or their carers) who have feedback and suggestions that we can give to the council about making the town more accessible and welcoming for everyone.

Either email us at info@sightsupportworthing.org.uk or give us a call on 01903 235782.