Accessible information news
We all know how frustrating it is to come across what sounds like a great app, website, or online service, only to find out that it’s inaccessible. Well now we can really do something about it. The European Commission is determined to make Europe ‘go digital’ and plans to increase and improve online services - let's make sure nobody is left behind.
One of the last acts of the 2010-15 coalition government was to publish a review of alternative format communications by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Produced in conjunction with us, it represents an important breakthrough in our long-running campaign to secure change.
If you use a smart phone, or tablet, you’ll no doubt use apps. Unfortunately we all know how frustrating it is to come across what sounds like a great app, only to find out that it’s inaccessible that's why we're working to strengthen EU law in this area.
Campaigners from across London and the South East made a series of visits to newly designed Barclays branches in London last month to assess the new design and discuss how the bank could make their services more accessible.
It could make a real difference after the election if newly elected MPs have some understanding of the impact of sight loss. We'll be working to ensure that voting is accessible to blind and partially sight people.