NHS Accessible Information Standard

NHS Accessible Information Standard

 

The Accessible Information Standard is being rolled out to make sure that disabled people have equal access to health and social care services. All the information you provide to your service users, patients and carers have to be accessible and understandable for everyone. This isn’t just a ‘nice-to-have’, it’s the law, see section 250 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

Making health and social care information accessible

Our website is the single most important communications and marketing tool we have and it is vitally important that it works for all of our users. More and more information is being communicated online. The case for web accessibility is strong, but as few as 14% of websites are actually accessible. Anxious minds website is accessible for people with visual or cognitive impairments and as well as people with English as a second language. Our website has features such the DocReader, an online MP3 creator and 52 language translation tool.

Anxious minds website is an Accessible information Standard website Anxiety and Depression account for much of the mental illness in all Community. They are, however, the least well understood. If you are suffering from any type of anxiety or depression you will understand how little accessible information is available to you. In order to combat this, and help destigmatize mental health in the community, we have set up this website. On this website you will be able to:

  • Browse our website on Anxiety and Depression, available in English,or any language you would like by clicking the  flags icon in the bottom left-hand corner of this website you can convert it to any language.
  • Listen to the contents of any page in any language, once you have converted it by highlighting the text and using the audio reader.
  • Enlarge text and change the background colour.

 

 Together we will  beat anxiety and depression

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