• 12Feb

    Using video to share health information

    video cameraPIF has updated the content on our website about using video to provide health information and support.

    Video can be a great way to deliver health information messages and support, and can benefit a wide range of people who find it hard to use standard printed material. For example, those who are blind or visually impaired, people with a learning difficulty, and those who do not have English as their first language.

    People absorb information in different ways and some may simply find that video is easier to understand than written material. Video can also be subtitled or voiced over to increase its accessibility for a wider range of audiences.

    Video can be a useful format for:

    • demonstrating a skill, such as physiotherapy exercises
    • showing an environment or procedure such as a hospital ward or surgery
    • sharing personal experiences and stories
    • showing a patient journey
    • communicating with children or young people
    • showing animation or cartoons.

    Our new content shares a top tips video on getting started, and top tips for using videos and making sure they can be found online. You can find out more by visiting our video page here.

    We are collecting case studies and examples of health information video projects for our case studies page. If you are a PIF member and would like to share your work contact us today!