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said on 9 March 2012:

The website is fantastic!

I like that the ACT Government has taken the initiative to open this up to the public in a forum based discussion, the real question is if the feedback is actually taken on board and actioned.

What I don't like is the lack of advertising via TV, Radio, the back of ACTION busses and other means, this is a great idea that should be embraced and better advertised.

The ACT Government needs to remeber that they are here to support the community and meet the needs of the community not dictate.

said on 5 November 2011:

Another case of the ACT Government using bandwidth to remove those on dialup.

How about linking to 1meg scripts like the other ACT Government web sites.

I am sure a few more images in the CSS files will help get those gifts of support from selected ISP's

said on 26 October 2011:

The home page of the Open Government website failed an automated web accessibility test (TAW W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines WCAG 1.0), with four Priority 1 and two priority 2 problems. It also failed a W3C Markup Validation Service test, with 11 errors. The page scored 0 out of 100 on the W3C mobileOK Checker, with 2 critical, 3 severe, 1 medium and 5 low failures. I suggest the ACT Government needs to bring the quality of its web pages up to an acceptable standard. In particular the ACT Government is required to comply with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. Failing to provide access to services on-line for those with a disability is unlawful.

said on 27 October 2011:

Thanks tomw. You picked up some things missed in testing. They have fixed the problems against WCAG 2 level A and working on warnings requiring human review.

said on 27 October 2011:

Time to Talk wrote 27 October 2011 at 9:42am:

> Thanks tomw. You picked up some things missed in testing. They have fixed the problems against WCAG 2 level A and working on warnings requiring human review.

Okay, thanks. I reran the tests:

* TAW Automated Test of WCAG 2 Level A: 1 Problem in 1 success criteria

* W3C Markup Validation Service: 8 Errors

* W3C mobileOK Checker: 16%

This is an improvement, particularly with the accessibility. But it is not clear why there are still any validation errors and why the mobile compatibility is so low (I suggest 80% as a target).

said on 28 October 2011:

We have made some further changes and are now getting the following.

- TAW automated test now returning 0 errors against WCAG2 Level A and AA.
- W3C Markup Validation Service returning 0 errors.

On the W3C mobileOK Checker we are now getting 59% and will continue to work on improving this.

Thanks for your help.