|Doctors and hospitals should tell everyone
about his health in the way he understands.In the United Kingdom, they made a book
for hospitals and other organisations
to help them talk about health
so that everyone can understand.
NHS England is developing a framework for accessible information called an Information Standard. This guidance will set out the requirements for accessible information for health care and social care institutions, as well as for public administration. Thus it is expected to improve the communication between people with disabilities and information providers and help to involve people with disabilities in decision-making.
An Information Standard will provide the guidelines for information in different formats such as in Easy to Read or Braille. Moreover, it will name also other support that the organisations and institutions should be also equipped, for example interpreter of a British Sign Language for deaf persons to assure the smooth communication between a patient and an institution.
NHS England already published a leaflet in Easy to Read, audio and video version to inform people with disabilities about this initiative. They are planning to launch surveys and further events as well to get a feedback on the Information Standard.
You can find out more about the Information Standard here.
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