Accessible Health Information (Manchester) - Thurs 26 Nov 2015

FullSizeRender (2)Improving the accessibility of health information: 1 day learning event

People living with disabilities often experience poorer health and healthcare than the general population. Too often health information reinforces these inequalities rather than helping to break them down.

On 26 November 2015 PiF was delighted to hold an event in Manchester that explored improving the accessibility of health information for disabled people.

Agenda Accessible Information Event 26 Nov 2015Brian GMCDP accessible info event

Through attending the event we hoped participants would gain:

Increased awareness of challenges experiences by people with disabilities when accessing health information

Increased awareness of standards and guidelines for improving accessibility of health information for people with disabilities

Increased awareness of different approaches and formats for creating health information that is accessible for people with disabilities

Links to presentations shared as part of the event can be found below.


Session 1: Challenges experienced by disabled people when accessing health information

  • Brian Hilton, GMCDP, Transcript: Brian Hilton, Digital Campaigns Officer, Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People: The GMDCP is an organisation of disabled people, run and controlled by disabled people. Brian talks about the experiences of their service users in accessing health information, and the work of GMDCP including links to their factsheets.
  • Sense Presentation 26 Nov 2015: Nicole Venus-Balgobin, Project Manager, Sense: The national (UK) voluntary organisation working with and supporting people of all ages who are deafblind or have associated disabilities discuss the experiences of deafblind people in accessing information and how this has impacted on their overall healthcare experience.


Session 2:  NHS England Accessible Information Standard

  • NHSE Accessible Information Standard Presentation: Jane Fox (Programme Manager at NHS England) shares: the background to the development of the Accessible Information Standard; experiences shared by patients, service users and carers as part of engagement and consultation to inform the Standard; learning from pilot sites including top tips and advice; key points of the Standard including the scope and advice for implementation.


Session 3: Case studies - accessible information projects

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.