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Internet: Disabled

Volume 497: debated on Thursday 15 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the Digital Britain report, what reports his Department has received from the Consumer Expert Group on issues relating to people with disabilities’ use of the internet. (293383)

I have received the Consumer Expert Group report into the use of the internet by disabled people: barriers and solutions. I am most grateful for this report, and the valuable contributions made to it not only by members of the Consumer Expert Group but also by a range of experts representing people with particular needs. The 16 recommendations are challenging and will be considered carefully by Government in conjunction with industry and the third sector. I have arranged for copies to be available in the Libraries of both Houses, and for the report to be published on the web alongside other Digital Britain publications.