Sift facilitates Ark Group’s accessibility and usability conference workshop

From: Sift
Published: Mon Oct 31 2005

31st October 2005

Sift has been invited by Ark Group (, a leading business information provider, to facilitate the full-day workshop of its "Public sector online services: delivering and maintaining accessible and usable websites" conference in London on 21-23 November 2005.

Joe Leech, project consultant at Sift, will lead the workshop, which focuses on managing the issues and implementing good practice for website usability and accessibility.

Joe’s session will cover topics such as:

- establishing the ground rules for usability and accessibility online
- techniques to maintain and evaluate usability and accessibility
- user-centred design techniques to design and develop usability processes
- the importance of persona profiling in website design
- an open question and answer session to place the day’s learnings in context

Joe is an experienced consultant in the field of website design for accessibility and usability, working with clients such as Bristol City Council, the NHS, Scottish Executive, Northumberland County Council and City of York Council. He is a member of the British Computer Society’s Human Computer Interaction group and holds an MSc degree in Human Communication and Computing.

Commenting on the event, Joe says:

"Usability and accessibility are of vital importance when developing a new website and can all too easily, and all too often, be overlooked. This workshop will equip web managers will the skills they need to ensure these two vital requirements are met."

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For further information, please contact:

Darren Falkingham
Marketing Manager
Sift Software, 100 Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6HZ, United Kingdom
tel: +44 (0) 117 915 9609

Sift provides online engagement solutions to clients in the publishing, public and not-for-profit sectors. Supported by the Sift Seminar Series, we help to keep our clients at the forefront of the latest online engagement techniques.

Sift’s clients include Centaur Holdings, CMPi, Institute of Physics Publishing, British Mensa, Kennel Club, British Council, The Countryside Agency, European Commission, NHS, Scottish Executive and York City Council.

Sift is a successful company recently recognised by Deloitte & Touche, the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 and New Media Age as one the fastest growing companies in the UK.
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