Public Sector: Internet

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 27th October 2020.

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Photo of Lord Shinkwin Lord Shinkwin Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of public sector bodies’ compliance with the Public Sector (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018, now that the 23 September 2020 deadline has passed.

Photo of Lord True Lord True Chair, Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Committee, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The Government Digital Service (GDS) is testing websites in accordance with the Accessibility Regulations.

GDS will periodically publish information about their monitoring. GDS will also, on behalf of the Minister for the Cabinet Office, publish a list of websites with non-compliant accessibility statements.

GDS encourages organisations to engage with them to increase the accessibility of their websites for users.

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