GC Accessibility Award

As reported previously, ClacksWeb was shortlisted for the Accessibility prize at the Good Communication Awards. On Monday I was lucky enough to be at the Bafta building in London to hear the site announced as the winner, and to receive the award from Garry Richardson, of BBC Sports Report fame. The first eight awards were presented by Phil Woolas, Minister for Local Government, but he had to dash off to another place, so Garry stepped into the breach for the later awards, including ours. Can't say I was gutted. ;O)

How much an award means depends on a lot of things, such as the number, breadth and quality of entries, and one of the most important factors is the authority of the judges. It was great then to see that the judging panel were all people in the industry I respected - Patrick Lauke  (external link), Derek Featherstone  (external link), Richard Conyard  (external link) and Donna Smilie  (external link) - and it made it a bit more special to know that the judges knew what they were talking about.

After breakfast at the fantastic Patisserie Valerie  (external link) on Piccadilly we also got to do a bit of shopping, hitting Fortnum & Mason  (external link), Hamleys  (external link) and Molton Brown  (external link). I don't miss living in London, but it would be nice if I could have chocolates from F&M's more than once a year!


Congratulations to all of the team! It just goes to show you don't have to be big to be successful.



Posted by: Barry Dickson at November 9, 2005 2:47 PM

Congratulations! :)

Posted by: Mike Cherim at November 9, 2005 7:49 PM

I will say that you definately deserved the award. The ClacksWeb site should serve as an example to others.

A clear illustration that accessibility doesn't require huge teams or budgets, just a healthy dose of commitment to an important cause.

Well Done!

Posted by: Grant Broome at November 10, 2005 9:28 AM

Great work Dan. Its good to see someone who knows his stuff being acknowledged by his peers.

Posted by: Isofarro at November 10, 2005 11:22 AM

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