Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 18th June 2020.

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Photo of Martyn Day Martyn Day Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Public Health and Primary Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that information about social security benefits which is updated in response to the covid-19 outbreak is made available in an accessible format for blind and partially sighted people.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

DWP has published guidance on GOV.UK which explains what help is available to support citizens during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. These guides are created in a way that supports accessibility for blind and partially sighted people through the most recent versions of accessibility software. Citizens can zoom in to see text, navigate using just a keyboard or by using speech recognition software. It is also possible to use a screen reader on the website.

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