MP's web site shortlisted in BCS Awards
The website HBR built for Derek Wyatt MP has just been nominated as a finalist in the British Computer Society MP Website Awards 2007.
Because IT is now integral to successful parliamentary communication and public engagement, the British Computer Society (BCS), as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, is awarding the best MP websites in three categories:
There will also be an award for the website selected as overall winner and which is considered to integrate the very best of all three categories.
Judging of all MP Websites was undertaken by the BCS and key political journalists including Quentin Letts of the Daily Mail, Patrick Wintour of the Guardian, Michael Kallenbach of UK Press Gazette and - to ensure broad appeal to all ages - Matthew Darroch Thompson (aka Webster) of The Oldie. And because accessibility is vital in engaging people with disabilities, all sites were also appraised by AbilityNet, the national charity that helps disabled adults and children use computers and the internet by adapting and adjusting their technology.
Judges looked for MP's websites that successfully engage and excite, yet usefully inform with honourable purpose. In addition, judging criteria took into account ease of navigation, accessibility and effective use of modern media techniques such as blogs, pod or video casts and instant messaging.