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
It's been over 7 months since we last posted on here, announcing the launch of our website. No excuses, but it's just been one of those periods where there hasn't been the time to sit and reflect and blog. In brief, we've been moving from project to project, many of which were time sensitive and … Continue reading Reviewing the (statistical) situation
Our new website is now live! It’s been a journey of almost two years from initial workshops and planning, to finally building the site over the last few months. The past six months have borne the brunt of the work, hence the radio silence on the blog! We’ve put a lot of focus on redesigning … Continue reading New website launch
We have launched a beta version of our new website. The beta includes: homepage (with limited functionality) bins and recycling council tax news Please take a look and let us know what you think. What is a beta? A beta is a great way to test our new website. It’s like a demo – it … Continue reading Visit our beta!
We began this blog not quite 2 years ago – in April 2015, to be exact – though the project had been going prior to this. We took a look at some of the work we did in 2015 in our end of year roundup post. We've come a long way in 2016. Here’s a … Continue reading How the beta came to life
My first experience of creating structure and content for the new website was for the roads section. We had two workshops about this section. One was with Highway Network Management (which has several teams within it) and the other was with Highway Asset Management. For customers, these teams do one overall thing: look after roads. … Continue reading My way or the highway; creating new content for roads
Last week we went out into key areas of the borough to ask members of the public what they thought of our initial website designs. We visited libraries, sports centres and shopping centres to find a range of people to talk to. We had flip charts with print outs and clipboards with questions; nothing hi-tech about … Continue reading Design testing