GDS currently works with five partner countries across the world to help them design out corruption through user-centred approaches to procurement. This blog showcases the work from the initial alpha workshops and what’s next for the programme.
At GDS our ambition is to make services as accessible and inclusive as possible, to ensure there are no barriers that might prevent people from interacting with government. We are hiring a Head of Accessibility to lead on this work.
In January's episode of the GDS podcast, Laura Stevens, Creative Content Producer at GDS, speaks to Chris Heathcote, Product Manager and Designer at GDS, and Rianna Fry, Senior Campaigns Manager at GDS, about accessibility, and how regulations make services better for everyone.
After a successful first edition in 2019, Services Week returns as a cross-government event series dedicated to end-to-end, user-focused services. Government organisations all across the country will be offering workshops, training, meet-ups and talks. This blog post tells you what to expect and how to participate.
Accessibility is now a legal requirement for public sector bodies, but there are more reasons to be compliant. Richard Morton runs the cross-government Introduction to Accessibility training, which emphasises its value.
The final episode of the Government Digital Service Podcast in 2019 is a look back at what has happened over the past 12 months at GDS.
GOV.UK Notify, the government’s messaging platform, is now used in more than 1,500 services across the public sector. It is open to service teams in central and local government, the NHS and emergency services to communicate quickly, cheaply and reliably with their users.
We've added open standards markup to GOV.UK to provide detailed information about a topic directly on the Google search results page. Read about what exactly we did, why we did it, and what's next.
In November's episode of the GDS podcast, Laura Stevens, Writer at GDS, speaks to Ben Carpenter, Inclusive Services Lead at GDS, about mental health first aiders, how to run a mental health network and how it works at GDS.
Since 2012, we’ve taken nearly 2,000 government websites and combined them into a single site. But over these last 7 years, both technology and user expectations have changed in profound ways. In this post, Jen Allum talks about the next big phase of GOV.UK.
GDS has formed a Sustainability Network. One of our first tasks was to find out how much CO2 our digital services produce.