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Departmental Internet

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish a copy of his Department's website accessibility plan. (257222)

Accessibility standards of the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) website are included in the Northern Ireland Office Departmental Disability Action Plan.

The NIO website follows the internet standards of coding and design as set out by the World Wide Web Consortium. The website complies with WAI-AA standards, (World Accessibility Initiative AA standard). This means that the website conforms to level Double A for all priority one and two checkpoints defined in the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Accessibility standards are regularly reviewed.