Last week I attended the London Roadshow for Local Digital UK Gov (part of the MHCLG). These are my notes and thoughts on the day.
Last week I attended a Microsoft event about accessibility. It was aimed at public sector organisations who were using (or were going to implement) Office 365. View from above: Microsoft at 2 Kingdom Street Inclusion (and exclusion) The theme of the day was inclusion, both broadly speaking as well with a focus on digital inclusion. … Continue reading Accessible Future in the Public Sector
I attended Firmstep South East and London User Group last week. It was a bit of a trek to get to Gravesham Borough Council from West London but it was a worthwhile and productive day. David Herrington, Web Manager at Gravesham Borough Council begun the introductory session with slides on their Firmstep journey. Their digital team … Continue reading Reflections on the Firmstep London and South East user group
Last weekend I attended UK Gov Camp. It was a long day but so full of interesting things that I will be thinking about it and drawing on the energy from it for months to come. This was my 4th Gov Camp, and probably the one where I felt most comfortable. That’s all because of … Continue reading Attending UK Gov Camp 2019
In mid-September last year, we added a new search engine to the public website. Our existing search wasn’t very good. In fact, at times, it was downright awful. So this was a priority piece of work to get live to make sure that customers could find content quickly. We ended up adding a Cludo search … Continue reading A new search
A new year is always a time of reflection for me. Especially in that week between Christmas and the new year. Although I had that time off of work this year, that didn't stop me thinking about the year just gone. And when I got back to work this week, I was eager to look … Continue reading Reflecting back on 2018
What is easy read? Easy read is simplified information for adults with learning disabilities. This includes a huge range of different needs and abilities. GOV.UK encourages local authorities to provide easy read information, particularly for key stages and decisions in someone’s life. The information should be distilled to just the key elements. We have 12 … Continue reading Easy read content now available