Accessible Information Standard

The Accessible Information Standard is a law to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss are given information they can easily read or understand.

The Accessible Information Standard tells NHS and adult social care organisations they must make sure people get information in different formats such as:

  • Hand on brailleEasy read
  • Braille
  • Advocate
  • British Sign Language (BSL)
  • Large print
  • Email

The Standard requires our Trust to do 5 things:

  1. Person doing sign languageRecord those needs clearly and in a set way.
  2. Ask people if they have any information or communication needs and how we can meet these.
  3. Highlight or flag the person’s file or notes so it is clear they have communication needs and how to meet these needs.
  4. Share our knowledge of a person’s information or communication needs with other providers of NHS and adult social care services when we have consent or permission to do so.
  5. Take steps to make sure people receive information that they can access and understand and that they are given communication support if they need it.

You can find more information about the Accessible Information Standard on the NHS England website: www.england.nhs.uk/accessibleinfo

For more information contact the Diversity and Inclusion Team: diversity.lypft@nhs.net or Tel:  0113 855 9915 / 6.

Easy on the i

easy on the i logo

‘easy on the i’ is the information design service within our Trust’s learning disability services which specialises in producing easy to understand information for the people who use our service.

This gives them new ways of getting involved in the service and having more say about what we do.

Our easy on the i service has produced an easy read poster to illustrate peoples’ rights under the Accessible Information Standard.

If you need help with reproducing this poster or with other design work, visit our easy on the i service page to find out more.

Website accessibility

We have worked closely with our service users, staff, carers and wider partners to make our site as accessible as possible for all visitors and we are working towards ensuring this website meets the Priority 2 (Level AA) checkpoints of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

For more details visit our website accessibility page.