European eGovernment Award

August 27, 2009

The list of finalists and good practices for the European eGovernment Award has been made available.

Among the most interesting finalists are:

  • Jämför service (Sweden) – Comparing services in Stockholm.
  • NemHandel (Denmark) – Open Shared e-business infrastructure.
  • PloneGov (Belgium) – Open Source Collaboration for Public Sector.

Among the most interesting good practices are the

  • MyGuide (United Kingdom) –  eGovermnent courses.
  • e-VEM (Slovenia) – One-stop-shop for companies. e-VEM was also among the winner of the United Nations public service day award.

Accessibility of Evaluation Tools

August 18, 2009

A very interesting blog has been posted by Peter Krantz addressing the Pitfalls of Accessibility Evaluation Tools.

This post shows that web accessibility evaluation tools are not consistent when it comes to presenting accessibility barriers. Furthermore, most of the evaluation tools find a significant amount of barriers on the remaining tools as well as on their own tool.

The post is available at Standards Schmandards.