Petition for accessible government websites

18th Mar 2007

I recently signed a petition asking the Prime Minister to "ensure that any website launched by the government complies with accessibility standards (WCAG AA at least)." And The Prime Minister's Office responded with this answer:

The Government is committed to ensuring that all government websites are accessible and easy to use for people with disabilities.

Action 7 of the Prime Minister's Digital Strategy is to 'improve accessibility to technology for the digitally excluded and ease of use for the disabled'.

This strategy is to be implemented by DTI with support from OGC and eGU (now the Cabinet Office Delivery and Transformation Group). A cross-government review of the Digital Strategy is currently under way under the supervision of the DTI).