As PART of its commitment to improve accessibility to health information, NHS inform has developed a new ‘Easy Info Zone’ for people with learning disabilities.
The ‘Easy Info Zone’ has been developed in conjunction with the Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability (SCLD) to provide easy read accessible health information through the existing NHS inform channel.
The ‘Easy Info Zone’ currently comprises 46 health related articles, all in easy read format, grouped into three categories including health Conditions, wellbeing and tests and treatments
The articles were developed after the SCLD carried out research to assess the health information needs of people with learning disabilities and the availability of accessible health information.
There are approximately 120,000 people in Scotland with a learning disability or an autistic spectrum disorder and research has shown that they do experience health inequalities while at the same time often having greater health needs than the general population.
The Easy Info Zone is available at www.nhsinform.co.uk/Easy-Info