Award winning website top of the class
Haringey Council’s website has been hailed the “Best in London” at the prestigious Socitm Better Connected awards.
The accolade recognises that the website is at the top of its game for offering quick and easy access to information and successful completion of key customer tasks.
The award comes hot on the heels of Haringey scooping a best available four-star rating for its website for the sixth consecutive year – a level of success matched by just one other local authority in the country.
Better Connected (external link) puts local authority websites through their paces against a series of top tasks such as building control; parking applications; social care assessments; navigation and search, as well as mobile and accessibility tests.
Just 10 percent of all councils earn top marks in the user tests. Reviewers who clicked through the council site were impressed with the landing page, clear search results and handy links.
Work to further improve the website has included teaming up with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to ensure the website is fully accessible for people with visual impairments and disabilities.
Haringey is the first local authority to receive RNIB approved accreditation for its website, following a series of tests by people who use assistive devices such as screen readers, magnifiers and voiceover touch controls. The council’s web developers then made a raft of improvements to ensure the web pages are as easy as possible to navigate.
- To find out more about the accreditation see our website accessibility page.
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