HC Deb 17 October 1994 vol 248 cc162-3W
Mrs. Ewing

To ask the President of the Board of Trade (1) if he will indicate which departmental publications are currently available(a) in Braille, (b) in large print and (c) on tape; and if he will indicate what efforts have been made by his Department to inform visually impaired people about the availability of publications in alternative formats to normal print;

(2) how much has been spent by his Department in each of the last three years to (a) produce public information in alternative formats for visually impaired people and (b) publicise the availability of accessible information amongst visually impaired people.

Mr. Ian Taylor

The Green Paper on the Future of Postal Services is available on audio tape; Braille copies of the press notice and summary version issued when the Green Paper was published are also available. The cost to the Department of producing these alternative formats was £963.

Publicity has been given to the availability of these alternative formats through a press notice and Talking Newspaper Enterprises Ltd., which arranged publicity through a number of publications directed at the visually impaired.