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|10 Jul 2018, 2:43 p.m.||Public Bodies: Disability||Seema Malhotra|
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he has taken to consult with representatives of disabled people's organisations on the digital accessibility implications of the draft Public Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
Answer (Oliver Dowden)
A public consultation on the draft Public Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018 and the Government’s plans for implementation ran for four weeks from 30 April to 29 May 2018. A number of disabled people's organisations responded to the consultation and the Government will be publishing its response shortly.
Since November 2017, one-to-one meetings have been held with delegates from Leonard Cheshire, Mencap and Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).
A roundtable consultation discussion was held on 17 May 2018 with representatives from major disability charities in the UK. 17 delegates attended this meeting from Mencap, Thomas Pocklington Trust, British Deaf Association, RNIB, Sense, Scope and the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group. Seven representatives from disability charities (Thomas Pocklington Trust, RNIB, Sense, Scope) also attended a follow-up roundtable on 21 June on the subject of how we work together to create useful guidance to help the public sector deliver accessible websites, mobile apps and services.