Patient information leaflets for blind and partially-sighted patients

Guidance on providing patient information leaflets in formats suitable for blind and partially-sighted patients.


Provision of patient information leaflets in formats appropriate for blind and partially sighted patients

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.


Marketing authorisation holders must legally respond to requests for alternative formats of patient information leaflets (PILs) from patients and their healthcare professionals (HCP) for all medicines which they supply to the UK market. Alternative formats may include Braille, large print, audio tape and CD-rom.

Published 29 December 2014