A year ago, we launched our easy read landing page with 5 pages ranging from ‘bins and recycling’ to ‘marriages and civil partnerships’. At that time, a new easy read button was in development. This is now live and linked at the top of relevant pages. Relevant pages now have an easy read button at … Continue reading Easy read
A final post from me as Digital Development Officer at Bracknell Forest Council. 8 years have certainly flown by and I guess I am grayer and (hopefully) wiser for it. Below are some of the highlights and landmarks over my time at Bracknell. It's a bit like those annual highlight shows aired around Christmas time … Continue reading Farewell Bracknell… Hello Southwark
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