Information Standard

RNIB is the leading provider of eye health and social care information for nearly two million people living with a sight problem in the UK, their family, friends and carers and the professionals who work with them.

Membership of the Information Standard

We are committed to providing the highest quality information, and as a certified member of the Information Standard we can confidently say we are a reliable and trustworthy source of information.

Our accreditation as part of the Information standard demonstrates that:

  • we use appropriate methods and systems for producing information for people with sight problems
  • we are clear about our aims when producing information
  • we understand the needs of our audience
  • we involve blind and partially sighted people in the production of our information
  • we make good use of reliable sources of evidence
  • we are clear about any potential conflicts of interest
  • we continually monitor the information we are producing to ensure it is meeting the standard.

What is the Information Standard?

The Information Standard is a certification scheme for the production of health and social care information. Any organisation producing health and/or social care information for the public in England can apply for certification.

It is an independently governed, voluntary scheme, supported by the Department of Health and managed by Capita whose role is to apply the standard impartially. Certified organisations have demonstrated that they have the necessary methods and systems to ensure that the information they produce is accessible, accurate, appropriately researched, authoritative, clear, complete, readable, relevant, secure, up-to-date and well-designed.