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Accessibility during COVID-19: making sure new DWP online services are accessible to all

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ZoomText software as seen on a GOV.UK website page titled 'Which country do you live in?'

Accessibility test architect Mick Jobson talks about putting accessibility at the heart of new online digital services that were introduced during the last few months.

It’s good to feel included: celebrating National Inclusion Week and Black History Month

Olutade Bankole working from home

Since joining DWP Digital, during the COVID-19 lock down, Olutade has felt included and valued, so he's shared his experiences so far to coincide with National Inclusion Week.

Five tips for running a remote discovery sprint

Discovery sprints are an intense part of any project - even more so when working remotely. Product owner Jude Robinson offers up some tips on the best ways to run a remote discovery session, based on her own recent experiences.

We’re launching our Digital Apprenticeships

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portrait photo of apprentice Lizy working wearing a headset

We’ve just launched our Digital Apprenticeships programme. This is a rare chance to join DWP Digital at a junior level and secure specialist skills to build a successful digital career.
The roles are based in our digital hubs in Manchester and Newcastle, with future opportunities planned for Blackpool.

What I’ve learned about GDS assessments as a user researcher

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Image showing the Digital Service Standard website used as part of the assessment process

All of our services have to go through a Government Digital Services assessment before going live, but what's this experience like? User researcher Garrett Stettler talks us through his first assessment, which had to be conducted remotely during lockdown.

Our Digital Voices six months on: new challenges, new ways of working and finding a balance

Jude Robinson, Lesley Thompson and Joanne Huggins from the third cohort of Digital Voices

Three of our latest cohort of Digital Voices members talk about their experiences during COVID-19, which have included deployment to other areas of the business and balancing work with the demands of home schooling.