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More than a quarter of over-50s ‘locked out’ of online services during lockdown

Martin McKay, co-founder and CEO of Texthelp, outlines the results of a recent YouGov report examining the accessibility of online services during lockdown.
the user

Digital transformation for the needs of the user

Here, we lift the lid on the priorities of the UK’s Government Digital Service concerning accelerating the digital transformation of public services, including being responsive to the needs of the user.
WCAG 3.0

The future of digital accessibility for the public sector

Ryan Graham, CTO, Texthelp Group, explores the future of online accessibility within the public sector, with reference to WCAG 3.0.
student accessibility

How can digitisation improve student accessibility?

Dave Sherwood, CEO and Founder at BibliU, explores the ways in which universities can improve student accessibility for those with a range of abilities and backgrounds.
digital presence

Developing an accessible digital presence with users in mind

Danny Bluestone, CEO of Cyber-Duck, stresses the importance of creating an accessible digital presence that is designed to put the user at the heart of the experience, particularly within governments.
The EU Web Accessibility Directive

The EU Web Accessibility Directive to usher in an inclusive learning experience

Stewart Watts, Vice President EMEA, D2L, outlines the background of the EU Web Accessibility Directive and discusses its increased importance given the context of the increased move to online learning we’ve seen due to COVID.
natures accessibility

Can nature help to improve your mental health?

Here, we discuss Lea Wermelin, Danish Minister for the Environment’s current priorities, such as encouraging those with mental health issues to make the most of Denmark’s green spaces and increasing natures accessibility.
Transforming government

Digital accessibility: Transforming government

Alison Pritchard, Interim Director General, Government Digital Service comments that digital accessibility is transforming government to meet user needs.
information accessible 

5 steps the public sector should follow when making information accessible

Fiona McParland, Publishing Manager, APS Group, highlights 5 steps that public sector organisations should consider when making information accessible.
hospital discharge

The danger of care home placement after hospital discharge

Paul Fever, of Go Access Distribution, explores the  danger of care home placement after hospital discharge and discusses alternatives.
web accessibility statement

How to write a top web accessibility statement

Ross Linnett, Founder and CEO of Recite Me, explains how public sector bodies can write a top web accessibility statement to comply with the looming deadline imposed by the UK’s new web accessibility laws.
access to health services, deaf community, deaf people

Better access to health services for Deaf community is needed

Clare Vale, Managing Director of Sign Solutions, discusses how COVID-19 has highlighted the need for better access to health services for the Deaf community.
transport in the UK

The priorities for rail transport in the UK

Jonathan Miles, Editor of Open Access Government, explores some of the ambitious plans of the current Secretary of State for Transport in the UK, The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP when it comes to rail.
Web Accessibility Directive

The EU Web Accessibility Directive: A practical guide for the public sector

Emily Coward, Head of Development at Microserve, discusses what the EU Web Accessibility Directive is and what public sector organisations need to know.
digital accessibility

International Day of People with Disabilities: Understanding public sector digital accessibility

Ross Linnett, Founder and CEO of Recite Me, looks at what public sector bodies must do in 2020 to comply with the UK’s digital accessibility laws.

Accessibility for all is not an option – it’s a fundamental right

European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen, explains why accessibility is important for all citizens

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