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Contact Tracing: Visual Impairment

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL4047, tabled on 5 May 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their track and trace app is accessible to blind and partially sighted people, including those who use screen reading technology.

Answered on

11 May 2020

We continue to work to ensure the National Health Service COVID-19 app is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. We are committed to regular audits of the app by independent specialist assessors to conduct usability testing of the app, including dedicated research to solely focus on accessibility. We have published an Accessibility Statement, which will be kept under review and updated as necessary.