From: Administrative E-Memo (memofrom@Colorado.EDU)
Date: Tue Mar 01 2011 - 23:29:59 MST
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2011 23:29:59 -0700 (MST) From: Administrative E-Memo <memofrom@Colorado.EDU> Subject: Web Design Awards - Call for Nominations.
TO: Boulder Campus Teaching & Research Faculty, Staff,
Deans, Directors, Dept Chairs
FROM: Office of the AVC for IT and CIO
SENDER: Larry Levine
DATE: March 1, 2011
SUBJECT: Web Design Awards - Call for Nominations.
Dear University of Colorado Boulder Faculty and Staff,
I'd like to draw your attention to a worthwhile website design contest being
conducted by CU-Boulder's Universal Design and Accessibility Committee (UDAC).
The UDAC strives to educate the CU-Boulder campus about the benefits of
universal design in electronic communications and information technology.
As part of its educational mission, UDAC is currently seeking nominations
For "Best Website Design" from campus and departmental websites across all
University of Colorado campuses. The criteria for judging include
usability, universal design and accessibility, along with other features, such as
adherence to web standards. If you would like to nominate a website or web
page, either from your own department or another group from CU, please submit
your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org (p 303-492-8672) by Monday, March
7th. Winners and prizes will be announced at the end of March. More information
on the contest can be found at: http://www.colorado.edu/ODECE/UDAC/webcomp.html.
I encourage members of the CU-Boulder campus to submit entries for this award.
An approach to web design that includes concepts such as universal design and
accessibility is not only important for persons with disabilities; it is a
significant step towards creating a campus web presence that is more effective
overall. In fact, websites designed with solid usability and accessibility
features usually rank higher for search engine optimization (i.e. sites appear
higher in search engine results such as Google), are easier and less costly to
maintain, require smaller bandwidth and server space, and more easily translate
to different platforms such as mobile web browsers, including those found on
iPhones, Android and other mobile devices.
Thank you in advance for supporting this UDAC effort.
Larry Levine, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and Chief Information Officer
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