Local Government: Internet

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 4th October 2019.

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Photo of Vicky Ford Vicky Ford Conservative, Chelmsford

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what funding his Department has made available to (a) local authorities and (b) councils to comply with website content accessibility guidelines.

Photo of Simon Hart Simon Hart The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

The Government Digital Service (“GDS”) introduced and leads on implementation of the Public Sector (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations (“the Regulations”).

GDS has been providing an ongoing range of guidance and awareness raising to public sector bodies, including local authorities on implementing the accessibility requirements, but is not responsible for funding to local authorities. Guidance can be located on our accessibility regulations campaign here https://accessibility.campaign.gov.uk/.

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