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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Visual Impairment: Electronic Publishing remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential benefits to (a) partially sighted and (b) blind people of (i) e-readers and (ii) other digital reading materials; and what steps her Department is taking to increase access to those materials. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 979 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-23more like thismore than 2019-10-23
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK Government recognises that, although we live in an increasingly online world, a significant part of the population remains digitally excluded, and as a Government we are actively committed to tackling digital exclusion. In the Digital Strategy, we committed to enabling people in every part of society - irrespective of age, gender, physical ability, ethnicity, health conditions, or socio-economic status - to access the opportunities of the internet.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, most public libraries offer the loan of e-books and e-audio books, with some also making available the loan of e-book readers and other technology to enlarge the print. A number of local authorities use their website to communicate the services available to visually impaired people from their libraries.</p><p> </p><p>Libraries Connected has developed the Six Steps Promise with the Royal National Institute for the Blind and Share the Vision to ensure libraries can support people with reduced vision. The promise includes:</p><ul><li>ensuring that all blind and partially sighted customers are connected to the most appropriate service for their reading needs and that they are able to make full use of an accessible public library service</li><li>using Reading Sight, a free website supporting blind and partially sighted people to access reading and reading services</li><li>providing local collections of accessible reading materials and information in physical or digital formats, and be able to signpost library users to a wider range of resources</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Boston and Skegness more like this
star this property answering member printed Matt Warman more like this
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less than 2019-10-23T13:39:51.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-23T13:39:51.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Warman more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Visual Impairment: Electronic Publishing remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the benefits of e-readers and other digital reading materials to partially sighted or blind people; and what steps her Department takes to promote access to these materials. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 284833 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
unstar this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Boston and Skegness more like this
star this property answering member printed Matt Warman more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:34:49.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:34:49.963Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Warman more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this