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Re: Accessible content / news sites

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 10:48:09 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200211251048.gAPAm9b03247@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> UKOnline.gov.uk launched earlier this year. They have a newsroom section

I've found that ukonline is a very poor shadow of the original open.gov.uk,
which it replaces.  I had to resort to Google to find a departmental
site, because the necessary indexing doesn't exist - even the last resort
of going to the site map produced only a minimal document.  This would
have been relatively easy on the old open.gov.uk site.  At the moment
I'd treat it as a dumbed down graphical site with a token text alternative.

My own view is that it shows the bad effects of governmental organisations
outsourcing to big commercial web site designers.
Received on Monday, 25 November 2002 13:41:43 GMT

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