MyHealth-Developing accessible health materials with men with intellectual disability: A co-created Proof of Concept

Martin Bollard, Paul Magee

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This paper describes the development of user focused health materials for men, in the form of a tactile set of health post cards and a digital web-based platform, Myhealth. Male health experts with Intellectual Disability (ID) co-created Myhealth over the two phases of work reported in the paper. Men with ID experience more health concerns when compared with the non-disabled population and themselves require user sensitive health promotion materials to effectively access health provision. Following the successful production of Men’s health postcards, Co-creation then underpinned the method adopted to create Myhealth. Through a series of prototyping workshops, we co-created the content, key health messages and navigation of information for a web-based version. Engagement with this able, but marginalised group of men, enabled the production of user accessible health materials relevant for all men.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusSubmitted - 5 Feb 2020



  • human centred design
  • intellectual disability
  • health information
  • male health
  • whole male population

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