Accessible information

For easier access to information about asthma, you could consider the following options:

  • Call our Helpline on 0300 222 5800 and speak to one of our asthma nurse specialists, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.  All our asthma nurse specialists are Text Relay/Typetalk trained.
  • Our ‘All About Asthma’ materials offer illustrated, easy to read and understand information about asthma.
  • You can access frequently asked questions on asthma in British Sign Language.
  • Our website is compatible with screen readers and allows internet browsers to 'zoom in' help those with a visual impairment.
  • You can ‘Google translate’ the pages on our website, depending on your internet security connections, using this link: https://translate.google.com/. You would need to enter the Asthma UK site URL and choose your translation option.
  • NHS Choices allows you to translate asthma information into various different languages. Simply click the ‘Translate’ button on the top right-hand corner of the page and pick your language choice.
  • Most computers have built in options to make information easier to access by people with low vision, or no vision. RNIB have lots of information about how you can make your computer more accessible including how to change the font size, or mouse pointer size, and how to access ‘screen readers’ which speak the on-screen information to you.
  • Our asthma action plans have been translated into 11 additional languages, including Welsh, Arabic and Polish - so healthcare professionals can better support non-English speaking patients to manage their asthma. Download one of our non-English plans here