Research into SDS information for people with sensory impairments
The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland are doing research into accessible information about Self-directed Support (SDS) for people with sensory impairments.
They’d like to hear from any adult with a sensory impairment who accesses, wants to access, or who has been refused access to SDS or social care.
There are two ways to get involved to share your experience – through an online survey or by taking part in a focus group.
The survey is open until Friday 9 February 2024 and can be accessed here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/SurveySDS/
The survey includes BSL videos with captions and voice-over. The survey has been tested for accessibility with screen readers.
There are four focus group dates:
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing (English language): 26th January 2024, 10am – 12 noon (online via Zoom)
- Deafblind or with a dual sensory loss: 29th January 2024, 1-3pm (in-person at Deafblind Scotland, Kirkintilloch)
- Deaf BSL users: Thursday 1st February 2024, 11am – 1pm (online via Zoom, led by Clare Canton in BSL)
- Blind and partially sighted people: Friday 2nd February, 10am-12pm (online via Zoom, with Sight Scotland)
Communication support will be provided.
You can register your interest in joining by emailing email@example.com and stating which focus group you would like to attend.
If you are unable to attend a focus group but still want to share your experiences, please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will discuss other ways of taking part in this research.