Government: Communication

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 21st March 2022.

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Photo of Vicky Foxcroft Vicky Foxcroft Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to Part One of the National Disability Strategy, published 28 July 2021, what recent steps his Department has taken on seeking regular feedback from different groups of stakeholders to ensure the Government is able to communicate effectively with people with different disabilities.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister without Portfolio , Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Minister without Portfolio)

Government Communications teams regularly engage with disability charities as well as a wide range of stakeholder groups in order to better understand and manage those varying audiences' needs and preferences.

The Government’s response to COVID-19 significantly improved our overall communications approach in providing important public information to a wide range of audiences, including those with disabilities. As an example, key government publications on COVID have been published and made available in accessible formats, and communications materials have been made available in formats such as large print, BSL, audio and video.

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