Digital Technology: Disability

Department for Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 12th June 2015.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Labour, Birkenhead

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to prevent the digital exclusion of people with sensory loss.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Culture Media and Sport)

The Government remains committed to seeing an improvement in the provision of access services for video-on-demand (VoD) services and will continue to monitor progress. If ATVOD's 2015 annual survey of VOD Services indicates that significant progress has not been made, then as stated in the Connectivity, Content and Consumers Paper (July 2013) we will consider legislation in 2016.

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