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Departments: Sign Language

Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 19 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the merits of providing British Sign Language (BSL) videos on his departmental website for the benefit of those whose first language is BSL. (142500)

The Department for Transport website has been designed to follow the Guidelines for Government websites and to meet the Web Accessibility Initiative Guidelines conformance level double A. The Code of Practice for Part III of the Disability Discrimination Act states that websites should be made accessible to ensure provision for people with disabilities, hence conformance to the double A standard.

We do not routinely produce BSL versions of material on our website, but have produced a BSL film on use of Seatbelts and Child restraints in support of our THINK! road safety campaign. BSL versions of the Highway Code will be available from the Driving Standards Agency from September if required.