Posts tagged ‘accessibility’

FOWA 2009 – Day 2

15 October 2009

These are a few notes from day 2 of the Future of Web Apps conference in London. This day turned out to be much more interesting than the last, which is evidenced by the fact that I don’t actually have many notes at all. I’ve tried to fill in the gaps where required. You can see the notes […]

Talking about Website Accessibility

6 March 2009

Earlier today at the Future of Web Apps conference in Dublin, Robin Christopherson from UK charity AbilityNet gave a talk on website accessibility.  I’ve seen quite a few different talks and sessions on website accessibility and understand how important this topic is.  This talk however really hit home – Robin is blind and gave the […]

Local Election Websites: Review

9 May 2008

This is the final part of a series of entries looking at websites operated by county councils for the 2008 local elections. Over the last few entries, I’ve looked at some of the websites used by county councils to provide details of the 2008 local elections. Some of these websites (mainly Monmouthshire County Council) were […]

Local Election Websites: Cardiff Council

7 May 2008. 2 Comments

This is the third part of a series of entries covering websites operated by county councils for the 2008 local elections. Previous I evaluated websites operated by Monmouthshire County Council and the City and County of Swansea. In this entry, I will look at the site run by Cardiff Council. Cardiff Council’s local election website […]

Local Election Websites: Swansea City Council

5 May 2008

This is the second part in a series of entries looking at local election websites run by various county councils across Wales. Previously I examined the county of Monmouthshire. In this entry, I take a look at the website run by Swansea City Council. Swansea City Council has taken a very different approach to that […]

Local Election Websites: Monmouthshire County Council

3 May 2008

This is part of a series of blog entries looking at local election websites run by various county council’s across Wales. In this entry I look at the live election site run by Monmouthshire County Council. MCC made use of a piece of software by Associated Knowledge Systems Ltd to show the results from each […]

Local Election Websites

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The latest round of local elections were held last Thursday (May 1st 2008) which resulted in huge losses for Labour, and great wins for the Conservatives. This latest set of elections was of particular importance to me, for reasons I’ll discuss at a later date. This meant I spent a large amount of time on […]


24 March 2007

Well, unfortunately the Student General Meeting that I talked about in my last blog entry was cancelled at the last minute which means my website accessibility motion didn’t get heard. However, it will be making an appearance at the next SGM which will be happening in the first week of term – giving me more […]

Website Accessibility Motion

21 March 2007

Website Accessibility is a big topic in Web Design at the moment, but what exactly does it mean?  Well, it’s about making sure a website can be seen and used by as many people as possible.  The main emphasis is on making sure that people with sight problems or problems using a mouse can still […]

Google News and Swansea Letter Bomb

7 February 2007

As part of the major upgrades we put into place on the Waterfront website two weeks ago (link), we submitted the website for inclusion on the Google News index. For those that don’t know, Google News scans news websites from across the world and aggregates them into one system. This is a fantastic resource for […]

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