Information for MPs

How to make your constituency services accessible to people with sight loss.

A close up of a person from behind, holding a white cane in a street

The incidence of sight loss are increasing, making you more likely than ever to meet a blind or partially sighted constituent. These practical suggestions are intended to help you provide an accessible experience to your constituents with sight loss. 

Key points to remember

  • If you’re not sure what support a constituent may need, ask them how you can best help
  • Pictures and printed text don’t work for everyone. Remember to offer alternatives in your communications
  • In conversation verbalise what you are doing rather than relying on visual cues - for example, do not walk away without saying you are going to do so
  • Keep accessible versions of key documents on hand
  • Use image descriptions on your website and social media