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Alternative formats

We will provide all documents that we publish in alternative formats on request. This includes providing Braille copies, large print and audio.

Please email publications@hcpc-uk.org or call 44 (0)20 7840 9806 for details.

If you require adjustments to facilitate your involvement in a hearing please contact the Tribunal Service team on tsteam@hcpts-uk.org or +44 (0)808 164 3084.

Further information about the HCPC language scheme can be found on the HCPC website.


Accessibility at hearings

Our Tribunal Centre is fully accessible and our hearing rooms have a range of resources to facilitate the logistical and technical needs of hearing participants. We have eight hearing rooms over two floors which include two separate witness waiting areas. Each hearing room has a corresponding private room for the registrant and their representative.

Assistance dogs are welcomed.

If you would like more information on our tribunal centre and its facilities please view our virtual tour or you can speak to the Tribunal Services team

Other venues

Hearings that take place away from the Tribunal Centre usually take place in conference facilities.

If you are attending a hearing at a venue that is not the Tribunal Centre please discuss any accessibility needs with the Tribunal Service team in advance of the hearing.

Assistive listening device for meetings

We have an assistive listening system available for use at our Tribunal Centre.

If you would like information about using the system, and to ensure that it is available at the meeting you are due to attend, please contact the Tribunal Service by email on tsteam@hcpts-uk.org

What is an assistive listening system?

Deaf people can find it difficult to hear in large venues because of poor acoustics, often made worse by background noise and competing sounds.

Assistive listening devices replace the sound path between the sound source and the deaf person with a signal that is not affected by acoustics, or other sounds.

HCPTS uses a portable hearing loop within its reception area and for hearings. This means it may be used at venues that are not the Tribunal Centre. If you require use of a hearing loop please contact the Tribunal Services team.


Website accessibility

Standards and guidelines

This website is designed to be as accessible as possible, please find details within this section of the HCPC website.