Accessible Ireland Entry Form – Ireland eGovernment Awards 2014

Entry Form – Accessible Ireland eGovernment Award
  • Important notice: You are advised to answer all sections. You are also advised to provide documentation such as screen grabs, flowcharts to illustrate interaction and other visual material to support your entry. This is particularly true where the judges cannot directly access your services online in order to review your project effectively.
  • Part A
  • Are you are willing to allow us share details of your project as part of our promotions for the awards?*
  • Name of organisation or body:*
  • Department within organisation:*
  • Project sponsor, leader and/or manager(s):*
  • Name and job title of the person who would accept the award in the event of winning*
  • Contact name and title (for all queries in relation to the submission):*
  • Email*can't leave this empty
  • Phone Number:*
  • Address:*
  • Date submitted:*
  • Name or title of the project:*
  • Timeline (launch of project and completion date or completion of phase referred to in entry):*
  • The URL for your entry (include passwords if required to gain access to key areas of the online service or content):*
  • Part B - 10 Questions
  • 1 - Outline here what steps you have taken to enhance ease of use for all and accessibility to people with disabilities. Areas here include content, use of clear and simple language, provision for people whose first language is not English, overall usability of the site, accessibility for people with disabilities, look and feel, functionality and information architecture and navigation.*Please include information on any usability testing, live user testing, accessibility auditing or any other consultation with your end users which has informed the design or structure.
  • 2 - Applicants must state why the project was started.*What problems or issues prompted the project? Basic facts and statistical information should be included to allow the judges to understand the motive for launching the project.
  • 3 - Please give a context to the judges as to why the specific information and resources you have made available through the web are important or critical. In addition, outline if the information allows for interaction or collaboration.*In particular, state how this project has enabled people with disabilities to access information or services that have traditionally been inaccessible or difficult to access. To do this you will need to explain the problems that were solved in relation to access to information and resources as a result of the project.
  • 4 - To what level within the WAI WCAG 1.0 (or similar) guidelines does your site conform (if the site intentionally does not conform with a specific guideline, please state reasons for same).*
  • 5 - This could include consultations with people with disabilities during the design and project initiation stages, use of focus groups, which include people with disabilities, ongoing collaboration and/or live user testing with people with disabilities.*Outline here what steps were taken to consult with people with disabilities.
  • 6 - Content creation and publishing. This could include style guides used by content creators, how staff monitor content being published to the site for accessibility, ongoing testing of content for accessibility, or technical features of the systems used to create or publish content.*Outline how the content creation and publishing processes included accessibility considerations.
  • 7 - Access to information and resources - In particular, state how this project has enabled people with disabilities to access information or services that have traditionally been inaccessible or difficult to access.*To do this you will need to explain the problems that were solved in relation to access to information and resources as a result of the project. Please give a context to the judges as to why the specific information and resources you have made available through the web are important or critical. In addition, outline if the information allows for interaction or collaboration.
  • 8 - Accessibility considerations for staff. Please state any consideration given for staff with disabilities to work on this project.*Does this project currently employ any staff with disabilities? Are the systems necessary for the administration of the site and the creation and publication of content accessible to people with disabilities?
  • 9 - Efficiencies and Collaboration. Outline any efficiencies that might have been achieved in implementing this project, whether in long term cost, time and/or resource savings.*Indicate how collaboration across multiple teams, organisations, agencies or departments may have assisted in this project to achieve a quicker result (and implementation) or to deliver a better service.
  • 10 - References and links:*The web address (other than those given in Part A) must be included here.
  • Email*can't leave this empty
  • Supporting Files*Screen grabs, flow charts etc Upload File1 file only, Zip multiple files before you upload. Max Size 8Mb

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