Accessible Information Standard

The Accessible Information Standard aims to make sure that disabled people have access to information that they understand and communication support they might need.

This includes making information available in easy read, which is helpful for many people with learning disabilities.

All organisations that provide NHS or adult social care must follow the Accessible Information Standard by law and in full from 31st July 2016.

The standard includes organisations that provide eye care services like opticians and hospital eye clinics.

SeeAbility has created lots of free, easy read resources. These will help eye care services to be compliant with the Accessible Information Standard.

Opticians and hospitals can use the resources to give to patients and everyone can access the materials themselves on this website.

Some of our popular easy read documents

Telling the optometrist about me form

This form tells your optometrist about you. You should fill it in and take it with your to your eye test. Your supporter can fill in this form with you.

This is an easy read document

Feedback from my optometrist form

You can ask your optometrist to fill in this form. It will help you and your supporters to understand your eye sight and the health of your eyes.

This is an easy read document

Contact

There are many more easy read factsheets in our resources section

If you would like to get in touch to talk about our existing resources or developing new ones please contact Stephen Kill (National Manager - Eye Care and Vision) on 07738 040 307 or email: s.kill@seeability.org

And here's more information about the Accessible Information Standard from the NHS.