Visionary Design Awards
I found out today that ClacksWeb has been shortlisted in the Public Sector category of the Visionary Design Awards , and needless to say I'm chuffed. So I'm off to London next week for the awards, presented by old ice cube head himself, Robert Llewellyn.
There are some interesting sites on the shortlists for all the categories, but what particularly caught my eye was the Inaccessible Website Award category. What a fantastic idea that is - it should get some good publicity, and while I'm sure that Kate Bush and Blays Net Ratings deserve their nominations, I can't help but feel that if Disney World were to win it would bring the greatest benefit to the accessibility cause.
Update 23rd February: Last night BBC Radio Scotland ran a short piece on the awards on their Newsdrive programme. It's nice to hear web accessibility discussed on national radio, especially at prime time (this went out at about 5:30pm). Kudos to Radio Scotland. You can download it here: radioscotland.mp3 (2mb, 4 minutes 27 seconds, mp3).
Update 4th March: Well, we didn't win, but I had a great night nonetheless, thanks in no small part to the lovely Judy Friend and Pat Beech between whom I sat. The speakers were extremely good, as was the food and wine. Congratulations to Great Sampford Primary School and all the other winners, except Kate Bush that is. :O)