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DEL blinding us with science

While the Northern Ireland Assembly remains suspended, the residents of Ulster should rest assured that direct rule has its compensations - especially for those with disabilities.

Visit the Department for Employment and Learning website, where "clients" find an example of Whitehall speak already enjoyed so much in England.

In a section addressed to people with "visual impairment", the site has the following gem: "The DELNI website strives to meet the needs of all customers and to this end has been developed to meet the requirements of WC3, www.w3.orgwai the international standard for accessibility which reviews the needs of those with visual impairment.

"DELNI has been tested on http:bobby.watchfire.com and has been approved."

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